You have probably heard of or read in books or magazine about the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The Food Guide Pyramid has been around for many years. It is a standard for good nutrition. However, you might have heard that with the recent updates the new name of the Food Guide Pyramid has become "MyPyramid". The new pyramid brings together exercise and nutrition and encourages:
Making the correct choices from every food group
Finding the right balance between meals and physical activity
Getting the most out of the calories you consume daily
Now, you probably have never noticed but the USDA has also developed a food pyramid for children. The named the pyramid "My Pyramid for kids".
Kids bodies develop and grow so fast, that the nutritional requirements that children need are so diverse. The need for children development are not so different from older children or adults, but the food pyramid that we are all use to seeing is modified slightly for children, meaning that you don't have to have such a learning curve to learn the nutritional requirements for youngsters.
I recommend that you start to build your nutritional knowledge by first looking at the new "My Pyramid for Kids. This will show you the basics where you can have a very good foundation, so you can really define the nutritional needs of your child. It's the starting point of all daily requirements. I would either make a copy of it or just write down the values on a piece of paper.
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