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August 30, 2011

MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better

Filed under: General Information, Uncategorized — Tags: , — Elizabeth Ward @ 8:19 pm

I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I have a good excuse. I’ve been writing a book.

I’m pleased to announce that MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better, is now available on amazon.

MyPlate replaced the food pyramid a few months ago as the symbol for healthy eating. MyPlate is based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The book decodes the dietary guidelines so that they make sense for your real life. It’s packed with healthy eating tips that are easy to use, and offers nearly 60 delicious and easy-to-make recipes that reflect MyPlate’s eating suggestions. It also explains how much physical activity you and your children need, and provides easy ways to work in exercise.

MyPlate for Moms is useful for pregnant and nursing women, too. I explain how to adjust your calories and exercise routine no matter what your age or stage.

MyPlate for Moms is on Facebook, too. I’d love it if you would “Like” the page.

August 15, 2011

Best Foods for New Moms

Filed under: Breastfeeding, General Information — Tags: , , , — Elizabeth Ward @ 4:20 pm

Want to know what to eat after baby arrives? Read this WebMD article by registered dietitian Kathleen Zelman.

August 12, 2011

5 Smart Snacking Strategies

Nearly everyone snacks, especially pregnant women. Here’s an article I wrote about how to snack smart.

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