Harvard Made a Visual Guide to Childhood Nutrition

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Kid's Healthy Eating Plate

Copyright © 2015 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For more information about The Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate, please see The Nutrition Source, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/kids-healthy-eating-plate.

If your child’s plate is filled with chicken nuggets and mac n’ cheese more often than you’d like, a new tool from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) may be for you.

Called the Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate, it’s a visual nutritional guide (above) for children that’s meant to enhance the visual cues provided by the Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate icon. Key tips from the guide include:

Read up, parents. While HSPH’s graphic is targeted toward kids, the tips are sound advice for people of any age—and good things to keep in mind when you’re picking food off of your son or daughter’s plate.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2016/01/12/childhood-nutrition/