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Dietician's Corner

MyPyramid Healthy Eating Tips for Kids:

  • Regularly choose whole-grain foods such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal and low-fat popcorn
  • Vary your veggies. Eat a variety of vegetables especially those that are dark green and orange
  • Enjoy fruits. Eat fruits for meals and snacks. Limit fruit juice.
  • Get your calcium. Build strong bones by enjoying low-fat and fat-free milk products each day
  • Choose lean protein. Eat lean or low-fat meat and poultry. Enjoy beans and peas.
  • Choose healthy oils such as corn, soybean, canola and olive oil for cooking
  • Avoid extra sugar. Choose foods that do not have sugar and caloric sweeteners as one of the first ingredients. Avoid sugary drinks

For more information and activities about health eating for kids visit www.MyPyramid.gov and click on “Kids”. At this website, play games, print coloring pages, worksheets, posters, and download educational materials.

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Emergency Shelters for Children

Emergency Shelters for children provide immediate room and board services for homeless children. These centers who serve meals that meet government nutritional standards may be reimbursable to children in residence. The children cannot exceed age 18 and must be documented as residents. The center must be operated as a public government sponsored organization or as a private non-profit organization with tax exempt status under IRS code 501c3. It is NOT a requirement for the center to be licensed by an approved State Agency or greater, however the center must all appropriate health and safety codes as dictated by local and state government.

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