The USDA just released its new “food plate” visual that is intended to replace the old food pyramid. Divided into four sections, with a glass of dairy on the side, the plate is intended to give individuals a visual means of managing portions and food choices.
So which foods should you be putting on your plate (and your child’s)? Check out this list of 10 Amazing Foods for Kids by Parents.com. It tells you which foods you should be eating (for example, whole wheat bread), why (iron, vitamins, magnesium, and zinc as well as fiber), and also suggests another next-best alternative (brown rice). It also gives fun suggestions for encouraging picky eaters to gobble up the good stuff.