Content tagged "right size your portions"

Teaching Children to Listen to their Bodies

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 11, 2015

 Children are usually not shy about telling us when they are hungry or full.  Sometimes, however, it would be helpful to see inside their small stomachs to...

The Top Foods to Swap, Substitute, Shrink, or Sneak-in to Reduce Added Sugars and Solid Fats in Your Diet

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 28, 2015

Authors: Marcel Horowitz, MS, CHES, Christie Hedrick, BS, Angela Asch, BS, Sonia Fernandez, BS, & Katie Churchill, BS, University of California Cooperative...

Right Size Your Portions

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Portion sizes in restaurants, grocery stores, and homes continue to increase. In the 1950s, a Burger King¨ hamburger was 2.8 ounces and 202 calories. Today,...

Setting the Table for Healthy Appetites

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Feeding children is sometimes hectic and it is not realistic to think that caregivers will have a measuring cup in hand when mealtimes begin.  So what are...

Helping Children to Serve Themselves

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Caregivers have an important role in supporting children’s participation in family-style meals, beginning as early as toddlerhood.  Guided opportunities for...

MyPlate for Preschoolers

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

 One important part of helping your child develop healthy eating habits is serving them appropriate portion sizes. Why does size matter?  Obesity among...

Healthy Portions for Preschoolers

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

 Recommended daily amounts found in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate are the amounts of food from each group that preschoolers need to consume...

Interactive Fast Food Menu with Fitness

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: February 11, 2015

Instructions:Click on the restaurant tab to select a restaurant. Click the check box beside each menu item you would like and get information about the...

Having a Healthy Feeding Relationship with Your Child

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 06, 2012

Creating a supportive and age-appropriate feeding environment is important for helping children develop healthy eating habits.  Caregivers create healthy...

Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maintain Calorie Balance and Sustain a Healthy Weight

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 02, 2011

Author: Ellen Schuster, MS, RD, Human Environmental Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Extension Knowing your...

What You Eat During Pregnancy Matters: The Right Foods in the Right Amounts

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: May 31, 2011

Pregnancy is an exciting time! Moms want to do everything they can to assure their baby is born healthy. Making healthful food and activity choices can...

Reduce Added Solid Fats - Butter, Margarine, Lard and Shortening

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: April 18, 2011

Authors: Marcel Horowitz, MS, CHES, Christie Hedrick, BS, Angela Asch, BS, Sonia Fernandez, BS, & Katie Churchill, BS, University of California Cooperative...

Mindful Versus Mindless Eating

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 05, 2011

Author: Carolyn Dunn, Ph.D, Family and Consumer Sciences, NC State University, NC Cooperative Extension Have you ever looked down at a bag of chips you were...

Healthy Holiday Eating

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 03, 2011

We all love holiday food. Pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, pecan pie, frosted sugar cookies, fudge, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes smothered...

Serving Size at Restaurants

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: July 06, 2010

The continuing trends of super-sizing, huge portions, all-you-can-eat buffets, and extra-large single servings have all contributed to our expanding...

Video - Smart Vending Machine Choices

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 05, 2010

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The Secret to Serving Size is in Your Hand

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 19, 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tiny Tastes Can Total Big Calories Over the Winter Holidays Fast Food Menu with Fitness Calculator Right Size Your Portions Glossary...

Strategies to Right-Size Your Portions

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 19, 2009

Portion sizes have gotten larger over the past 20 years, and so have Americans. Larger portions add up. Just 100 extra calories per day can lead to a weight...

Fast Food Survival Guide

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Eating more meals at home is one of the best ways to eat healthier. When we eat at home, we usually eat less, eat more fruits and vegetables, and can better...

Serving Size at Fast Food

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

The size of food portions at fast food restaurants has increased over the last two decades. Some of the worst cases of portion distortion are from fast food...

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