There's good news for parents--it's a new interactive tool to help parents feed their little ones. It's the MyPyramid for Preschoolers. Developed by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNNP), it was developed in record time under the direction of the new director Brian Wansink, PhD, with guidance from Madeleine Sigman-Grant from the University of Nevada Coopeand Trish Britten from the USDA CNNP.
Here's what you can find on the site:
Customized Eating Plan: Simply plug in your child's height, weight, age and sex and you get a customized eating plan specifically for your child. Pretty cool!
Growth during the Preschool Years: You can find information about typical growth patterns as well as create a custom growth chart for your child.
Developing Healthy Eating Habits: A Wealth of Advice about Common Questions
Physical Activity: Lists ideas for family activities, age-appropriate activities and more
Food Safety: All you need to know about food safety as well as choking hazards.
Sample Snack Patterns: Gives 2 examples of meal and snack patterns
Check out the new MyPyramid for Preschoolers at: www.mypyramid.gov/preschoolers/index.html