Food and Health, MyPlate

2011 was a banner year for nutrition education. Here's our summary of the highlights, as reported in our Communicating Food for Health newsletter. Basically, the Dietary Guidelines were updated, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the USDA's new food guide, supplement news kept piling high, sodium news supported earlier assessments, and...
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

Our trip through the food hall at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was full of learning opportunities. In this post, we review the top 33 things that we picked up on our visit. We even found a general rule of thumb for most displays and marketing...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

We love to play with MyPlate. This post reviews a few ways that we tested MyPlate's applications in the real world. We moved a McDonald's value meal out of the bag and onto a plate, which offers a better sense of portions and proportions. When we brought it into alignment with MyPlate's messages, the meal went from over 900 calories to just over 300 calories. Voila!
Food and Health, MyPlate

On June 2nd, the USDA will release a new food icon to help consumers use all of the wonderful information presented in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We will keep you up to date with the latest news about this new icon, and this post includes links to the live webinar site and possible image layouts.
Cooking, Food and Health

To test my son's hypothesis of satiety for his science fair project, each volunteer ate as much as they wanted until they felt full and the amount was recorded. To ensure that each volunteer was hungry and to avoid bias each volunteer was not allowed to eat 2 hours...