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A Pintsize Pyramid

Children across America now have their own kid-friendly version of the government’s online MyPyramid Food Guidance System. Appropriately titled MyPyramid for Kids, the new website ( offers

Jan 01, 2006

fun, engaging resources teach kids about food choices MyPyramid Blast Off. Kids can reach outer space by fueling a rocket with healthy foods and physical activity. Each food group has a separate fuel tank so kids can keep track of how their choices fit into the food pyramid.

Oct 19, 2010

experts recommend top websites for nutrition guidance

. “You don’t counsel; you coach.” Simple enough to understand, but what resources are considered solid for finding expert consensus and guidelines? The “go-to” websites recommended by the panel included the following:

Oct 19, 2010

Experts Tout Top 5 Nutrition Websites

recommends: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan or assess your food choices, based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines

Jan 20, 2011

Healthy Foods for Toddlers

(Savage, Fisher & Birch 2007). According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), kids between the ages of 2 and 5 years have relatively high energy requirements because the average toddler grows 21/2 inches taller and gains 4–5 pounds each year (

Apr 29, 2009

Nutrition 2.0

href="" target="_blank"> and the American Dietetic Association ( now deliver information via podcast, blogs, tweets, wall posts, RSS feeds and interactive Web games. Rather than sending clients to a website for more information (which may

Mar 26, 2010

Heart Disease and Women

fish like salmon, trout and tuna) at least twice per week; limit saturated fat, cholesterol, alcohol and sodium intake. Avoid any foods that contain trans fats. The MyPyramid website ( offers many helpful resources. Seek Help for Depression

Feb 01, 2008

Getting Personal With MyPyramid

active but also provides a resource page filled with tips on how to exercise on a regular basis ( _activity_tips.html). It Showcases Healthy Choices A major criticism

Oct 01, 2005

Meal Frequency & Weight Loss

Pyramid at Combine Nutrients to Ward Off Hunger. Frequency of meals may be less important in the long run than the actual content of your meals. To add nutrient density and increase satiety, incorporate a source of carbohydrate, protein and fat in each meal

Jul 25, 2008

Heart Disease: Is There a Gender Divide?

; limit saturated fat, cholesterol, alcohol and sodium intake. Avoid any foods that contain trans fats. Advise clients to check out the MyPyramid website (, which offers many resources to help people get started. If more help is needed, refer your clients to a registered dietitian

Nov 01, 2007