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Meal Makeover

Ever wondered exactly what you get when you replace a fast-food meal with a MyPlate meal? Not just the calorie savings and nutrient boosts, but an actual comprehensive breakdown of the vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc in each meal? Well, today’s your lucky day!

It’s time for a serious look at the meal makeover. Let’s walk through each substitution and added nutrient, step by step. We’ll leave no stone unturned, no switch unexplored. Are you ready?


Reminder: Public Comment Period for the Dietary Guidelines Closes Soon

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has offered its report for public comment and review, and all comments must be made before midnight EDT on April 8, 2014. That deadline is fast approaching, so get links to the report and the comment form today! It’s all in this post…


MyPlate Exploration: Beans and Peas

The exploration of MyPlate vegetable subgroups continues with beans and peas! Get all the details about their nutrient profiles and impact n health, along with great free recipes that feature beans and peas…


MyPlate Exploration: Starchy Vegetables

It’s that special time again! What time? Why time for the next installment of the MyPlate Exploration Series! Today we’re going to take a closer look at the starchy vegetable subgroup of MyPlate.


MyPlate Exploration: Red and Orange Vegetables

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.


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