Nutrition for children – The food pyramid

May 16, 2010

From Johnson-Johnson health channel

Clinical Nutritionist Andrea Garber, Ph.D. questions the traditional food pyramid and instead focuses on avoiding foods with a high glyemic index.

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Georges March 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It is particularly difficult to feed children because what they like usually is not recommendable, although many parents are not advise about the right quantity of food that the children have to eat each meal even although they may know more than the basic in nutrition.The same i thought whole bread was good at all time but that is not the case according to this video.


JHR July 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I like the new pyramid. I’ve always gone by the old one. Honestly I didn’t even know it had been changed from the one that was around when i was little


SDS July 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

I didn’t even know the old pyramid was outdated. That is the only one I am used to seeing. I just now say the new pyramid in the previous. Wow, you learn something new everyday. I didn’t according to the video that if parents are still using the old pyramid that they may be contribiuting to their childs weight gain? That’s crazy I wonder why they never caught that while we were growing and using the old pyramid. Anyway, I like the idea to intake more fiber for weight loss.


RTP June 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm

5 out of 5


ARB June 20, 2010 at 3:34 am

These videos make me feel so terrible. All the foods that they talk bad about are the ones that make up my diet. I think it is very important that we educate our youth on the Food Guide Pyramid.


AAA June 18, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I guess the major thing to be watching is sugar. I also did not know the Food Guide Pyramid had changed.


LNS June 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

I rate this video a 5 out of 5. I was unaware that the food pyramid had changed. I want to get together with my girls and research more on this and our food choices. Make 3 pyramids on the refridgerator and include them in making the grocery list and home list we kinda check each other out make sure we are on the right track


SDH June 17, 2010 at 12:50 am

The video explained about the old chart and then gave more explantion about the need for food with less sugar.


SAF June 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

5 out of 5 I never would have guessed how much sugar those lunchables had in them. That is insane.


ARB June 20, 2010 at 3:36 am

I know that is terrible that blew my mind. Lunchables were my favorite thing in the whole world when I was kid.


LMM June 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I learned about the pyramid change in A&PII last semester. But before then, I had no clue. Great video…5/5.


RLM June 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Yeah, like everyone else…pyramid change? Did not know that. I liked how she used the visuals of how much of each food group.


MEL June 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Interesting video and like everyone mention, food pyramid change! Thats cool. I think this did a good job of explaining how to balance out what foods you should eat in your daily diet.


SDH June 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

I agree – very interesting. They gave several more ideas for food choice


JEB June 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I would rate this video a 5 out of 5 it was very interesting.


JEB June 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I did not know that the food pyramid has changed.
I like the fact of higher fiber but would not this cause slower digestion?


Kwin June 27, 2010 at 11:21 pm

A high fiber diet can help keep your blood sugar from spiking and keep you feeling full longer. So you snack or eat less and save on calories.


JHR July 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I was wondering the same thing. I thought it would slow down digestion also

QAL June 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I would rate this video 5 out of 5. I did not know that the Food Pyramid was changed. She gave excellent tips on how to balance your servings of veggies and grains.


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