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Our Plate

Contest Photo by: pennycarnival
Bellingham, WA
Category: New Foods

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When the new My Plate concept was introduced, I thought, "Genius! What a concrete way to show kids how to eat right." I assumed companies would start selling plates decorated with the four food group sections, but I haven't been able to find any. Our family decided to make our own. We've each designed a plate that we're planning to paint at the pottery store. The kids will scoop the right food onto the matching section for a healthy meal. We also use a blank plate template when meal planning.
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