Food and Health, MyPlate

Remember the Flavor Exploration series from 2014? In that collection, we took an in-depth look at amazing flavor powerhouses, examining their nutrient content, impact on health, history, and culinary uses. Now it's time to do the same thing with MyPlate's subgroups, starting with vegetables.
 


Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and niacin; and contain the minerals potassium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus. In fact, white potatoes contain more potassium per standard serving than any other vegetable. Include the skin when you prepare potatoes, and they’re also a good source of fiber. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients, nutrients produced by plants that help promote overall health. Potatoes are also low in saturated fat and sodium, two nutrients when consumed in large amounts are associated with increased risk of heart disease...
 


It’s National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food,” and what better way is there to fuel the fun than with fresh fruits and vegetables? 
 
Food and Health, Prevention

One often overlooked effect of aging is decreased sense of smell and taste that can lead to diminished appetite and weight loss, malnutrition, impaired immunity, and worsening health...
 

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

These fun and educational incentives make the perfect prizes, rewards, awards, and gifts for health and wellness promotion. Set them up at your next wellness fair, nutrition class, or company raffle.
 
Cooking

Here’s a sweet potato dish that everyone will want to eat!