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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #130 Happy Nutrition Month in March!
March 16, 2010

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Kindy's Musings....

Color Coding Helps Children Eat Better

I thought this recent article in the Chicago Tribune written by Julie Deardorff gives some great 'rules of the road' tips for parents. You can clink on the article link below:

Here are some guidelines from "Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right," by Joanna Dolgoff:

•Fuel up: Most fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables are "Free Fuel" (that) you can eat in unlimited quantity. Exceptions include potatoes, corn, some beans and avocados (which still are all green light foods).

•Green light foods (Go!) contain protein, fiber and other nutrients. They are lower in fat and calories than other foods. Examples: brown rice, whole-wheat bread, most nuts, fat-free or low-fat yogurt, fish, chicken and lean beef

•Yellow light foods (Slow!) can be included in a child's daily diet if eaten in the right portions. Examples: Olive oil, granola bars, dark chocolate, ice cream, soda, hot dog

•Red light foods (Uh-Oh!) are treats that can be enjoyed twice a week. Examples: cake, pie, fried chicken, mozzarella cheese, heavy cream

Source: Chicago Tribune

Read the latest nutrition news on whole food nutrition for your family with the link below:

Color Coding Can Steer Children to More Nutritious Eating


Note: This recipe was contributed by Troy from Maine who entered it in the recipe contest on! Thanks Troy!


1 cup of fat free or sugar free vanilla ice cream

1 banana, chopped

1/2 cup of lowfat or skim milk

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend on high speed for 15 seconds or until smooth.

Pour into glass and enjoy as you celebrate Nutrition Month with your family!

Serves 2.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2010

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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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