My Plate: A New Alternative to the Food Pyramid

The new USDA model, MyPlate, replaces the familiar “food pyramid” diagram that underwent several changes in the 19 years since it was first introduced. The MyPlate model shows the five food groups (fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and dairy) in a place setting. It is designed to be easier to understand in the context of a single meal than the more confusing pyramid. Continue reading

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

Vaccines help keep our children healthy. However, vaccines can be very expensive and many parents cannot afford to pay for vaccines on their own. To address this problem, the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines free of charge to children who otherwise may not have been able to afford the vaccines. Your child may be eligible! Continue reading