Healthy plates

Eating healthy is important for everyone but especially for growing children. Le Bonheur dietitian Carolyn Vaughn, RD, provides the following advice.

  • Half of the plate should come from fruits and vegetables. (At least five servings a day)
  • Smallest portion on plate should be the meat
  • The remaining section of plate should be the bread and grains
  • Milk should be served to children to ensure growth of strong bones

Carolyn reminds us that a good way to get children to eat healthy is to get them involved in the preparation of the meal.

Watch this video and see how Carolyn prepares her children’s plates.

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