We love the Pinggang Pinoy for Kids by FNRI because it’s an easy-to-follow visual guide of what our children should be eating EACH MEAL, and it includes the right proportion to offer for each food group. This is useful for mealtimes when you serve the food you cooked (or ordered) to your child. Making your food “colorful” is a great way to encourage your child to try different kinds of food. Think of the rainbow : red watermelon, orange carrots, yellow pasta, green pechay, violet onions! Take note, if you are just starting to feed your baby solids, this plate is your goal for when he grows older.
The Food Guide Pyramid on the other hand, remains to be a valuable tool for ensuring the over-all nutrition of our children. We really like the version of PSPGHAN that included an item that is not actually food, but is so important in the lives of our children : play, movement and activity! Essentially, the food pyramid shows us the recommendation of food intake for the WHOLE DAY. This is useful when you do your groceries for your family! Make sure that in your grocery cart, you have more of the items at the bottom of the pyramid than those at the top. Although of course, you might have to get the fresh vegetables and fruits more often than the other items.
We made this combined infographic for you! Hope this helps, Moms and Dads! 🙂
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