Developing a Healthful eating plan is easiest when you use MyPlate to guide your choices. MyPlate graphically shows you how to balance food groups to maximize your nutrition. With 3/4 of the plate coming from plant foods MyPlate provides the opportunity for a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
MyPlate is the visual representation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, guidelines that are aimed at promoting health, achieving a healthy weight and meeting nutrient needs. You can learn more about MyPlate by visiting - http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html
When you visit the website you will notice that the site not only guides you on how to make food choices but it offers tips for shopping, reading labels and physical activity. The new year is just barely started so there is still time to start the year with a new – Healthier – routine.
Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD