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Portion control is a diet buzzword you need to know. Learn the secrets to this healthy lifestyle trend.

The government has replaced the 20-year-old Food Guide Pyramid with a sleek, bright-colored new design called MyPyramid (www.mypyramid.gov), based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines. Get highlights of Uncle Sam's recommendations for a healthy lifestyle.

Use clues from the Food Guide Pyramid to teach your children about healthy food choices. Put your little "sleuths" in charge of your shopping list and see what items they can identify as good-for-you foods.

Do you know the recommended size of a serving of pasta? Or how many servings of leafy vegetables per day are recommended by the new Dietary Guidelines?
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