Week of October 2, 2011

Cool Spots
Back Issues
Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What is Kyle's dog's name?

How many baby carrots make up half of a cup?

In what year was
Sarah Peale born?

Set for a Pet?

dogDo you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Visit Best Friends Animal Society’s Nextgen page, www.bestfriends.org/
, and meet Kyle, Samantha, Missy, Curtis, Tony and Grace as they take you on their animal-helping adventures. All age groups are represented, so choose the one that applies to you and begin. Click on Kids News for stories of how kids are helping animals in need. Remember that pets need love and attention, so think it over carefully before you bring an animal home.

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A Color a Day…

mangoHow many different colors come together on your plate? Fruits and Veggies Matter, www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.
, wants to help you diversify your diet and boost your body's capabilities. Eating in season is very important, so click on Fruit and Vegetable of the Month to see which awesome eats, such as berries and dried fruits, are featured and discover different ways to enjoy them. Browse through Tips to get insider information that will have you creating and enjoying meals and snacks in no time. Share this one with family and enjoy a healthy meal tonight!

Awesome Aspirations

Maria MitchellGirls will find amazing historical role models when they visit Young and Brave: Girls Changing History, www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/
. The National Women's History Museum wants to educate you about the cool young women who have had a profound effect on the U.S. Learn about the courage under fire of Betty Zane, the pioneering career of journalist Nellie Bly or the amazing botanist Eliza Pinckney. Browse through the names on the left side of the page and choose one to begin your journey into girl-powered history.

Speak Out

What is your favorite veggie dish?

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What’s on Your Plate?

We all know that eating our fruits and vegetables is important, but most kids aren't getting enough. MyPlate, the new USDA food graphic featuring a divided plate, says that half our plates should be filled up with fruits and vegetables. The other half should be grains and protein-rich foods.

The new MyPlate graphic replaces the food pyramid and is designed to be simple to follow and easy to remember. The four sections of the plate represent the basic food groups, and to the right of the plate is a glass representing dairy and other calcium-rich foods such as fortified soy milk.To see the MyPlate graphic and learn more, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

The MyPlate website also offers more advice for making healthy food choices, such as choosing more whole grains and drinking water instead of sugary drinks. Click on any of the food groups to find out what's included and get recipes and tips for adding more of the food group to your diet. You can also find tips for vegetarian diets, get the scoop on “empty calories” and learn why physical activity is important. Stay healthy!


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