Monday, June 13, 2011

Food Guide Pyramid --> My Plate!

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Out with the old Food Guide Pyramid and in with the new My Plate!

The USDA has created a more user friendly and easier to comprehend way of looking at our nutrition and have replaced the Food Guide Pyramid with the new My Plate graphic.  Designed to help everyone eat better and be healthier, the USDA have also added some great resources to add to your childbirth education class materials or doula client information!

Check it out ~

Daily Food Plan for Moms
Daily Food Planner/Tracker
Moms with Special Nutritional Needs: Allergies, etc.

While not as Baby Friendly as the Surgeon General would like, there is info on nutrition and breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding Nutrition

What about food safety?  Click here

Need more info about nutrition and pregnancy and breastfeeding?  They have great resources too!

Remember, it is NEVER too late to talk to your expectant clients about the impact of dietary changes on the development of their baby(s)!  Even if you begin interacting in the closing weeks of the third trimester, share the My Plate with them.  It may make a world of difference!

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