Do you have a picky eater? So do I. Here an idea to help your child make healthy food choices since my 5 year old is all about choices and I'm so done with candy.
Following the current food pyramid, I made my own out of paper. It shows all the food groups. After finding out my daughter's suggested servings in each food group, I drew the appropriate number of lines to achieve in a day. With a needle, thread some ribbon through buttons and through each end of the pyramid. Tie loose ends on the back side.
The plan: let your child move the button after eating a serving from a particular food group. Then when they are hungry they can make a choice from a group that is lacking. Even though I made a pyramid for each of my girls, this is mostly for my oldest who is beginning to understand that we eat to keep our bodies healthy. I don't intend to use it forever, maybe a couple of weeks. Hopefully we will recognize how to make better food choices. I say we because its a good reminder for myself especially with the holidays coming.