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Free Infographic for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

To add to your Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month celebrations, we’ve whipped up a brand-new infographic. Since many people have a hard time visualizing MyPlate’s serving sizes, we made a visual guide. And you can get a copy — for free! Take a look…


3 Interactive MyPlate Activities

After multiple reader requests, I put together a fun MyPlate sticker pack for the Nutrition Education Store, but today I decided that the activities were simply too fun to miss. So I’m offering a sneak peek on the blog, for free! Let’s take a look at these activities — which will you try first?


MyPlate Exploration: Other Vegetables

This is the last installment of the MyPlate vegetable subgroup flavor exploration! Today we conclude with a bang, exploring the uses and flavors of the vegetables in MyPlate’s “Other” Vegetables category.


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 May 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…


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