Eating healthy can raise questions such as, "Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable?" and "How many steaks does a growing baby need?" Answer culinary inquiries with today's Groupon: for $11, you get four kids’ portion plates from Portion Size Matters (a $23.15 value, including shipping and tax).
Designed by a registered dietitian, the kids’ portion plates from Portion Size Matters empower adults to make healthy decisions about what and how much the child eats. Designated dwelling spots on the plates cloister fare from each of five food groups—fruits and vegetables; lean protein; whole-grain pasta, breads, and cereals; milk and dairy; and fats—into appropriate human-scale servings. By filling each space with consumables from the appointed group, kids and their parents build nutritious meals without the help of an electric drill.
Because each plate in the four-pack wears a different bright color, family members can call dibs on their own to use at every meal and decrease the odds of acquiring cooties. Postmeal plates can mingle in the dishwasher with their ceramic and stainless-steel brethren. For families looking for further guidance on healthy grazing, the Portion Size Matters website swells with information on finding good foodstuffs, creating menus as balanced as a tightrope walker's checkbook, and combating obesity.