We All Love Food

January 23, 2023 | Jody Gatewood

Children helping make food in the Kitchen

A few weeks ago, my 9-year-old daughter came home from school excited to show me a paper that she had been working on. It was titled “Food” and the first sentence was “We all love food.” Isn’t that the truth! She goes on to say that half your plate should be fruits and vegetables, and that you can have sugar once in a while. She talks about MyPlate and tells a little bit about each food group. On the back she made a list of foods for each of the food groups. As a mom and dietitian, her paper made me smile.

Kids are interested in learning about food and it’s important to teach them about it. A Kids tab was recently added to the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website to help kids learn about food. Youth can click on different sections of MyPlate to learn about the food groups and find links to recipe videos. Check it out and share it with a child in your life!

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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