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.