Most pediatricians and nutritionists will tell you how important it is to get your toddlers a perfectly balanced diet. They emphasise the importance of limiting sugar unless it is in its pure form (ie fruit). In nursing school, we even had to make presentations to educate the parents of our patients about balanced diets.
Well, as a mom, here is how wonderful I follow that food pyramid.
breakfast we have fruit...Fruitloops
Lunch: a protein and a fruit...Peanut butter and Strawberry jelly
Snack: fruit...fruit snack or "red bar" (Jake for nutrigrain bar)
Dinner: whatever I can get him to put in his mouth...
So much for the thousands of dollars spent in nursing school. The school of motherhood has it's own education.