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    Resources to help support and promote MyPlate (the food icon from the USDA) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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    Teach your clients about the connection between what they eat and how they feel. This category is full of educational resources for weight control, nutrition basics, and disease prevention.

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    These cooking resources are perfect for activities, cooking demonstrations, or take-home resources for you and your clients.

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    Help your clients reduce their risk of heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and more! Eating healthfully helps avoid heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, certain cancers, obesity, and other chronic illnesses that result from a Westernized diet and lifestyle.

  • kids

    Make learning fun with these great materials for kids. Choose from games, activities, handouts, kid-friendly recipes, etc. Here are a few techniques to help kids get engaged in the kitchen including recipes that are kid-friendly and ideas for meal preparation.

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Gluten-Free and Nutrient Rich

Between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and dietary choices, it seems like everyone knows at least a few people who are no longer eating gluten. However, just because you or a family member has given up gluten doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on nutrients. Today I’d like to share a guide to a few of my favorite healthful, vitamin- and mineral-rich foods, all of which are free of gluten…

Vitamin D and the Dietary Guidelines

Here’s the last installment of the Dietary Guidelines Nutrients of Concern series. Since the guidelines advise people to “Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets,” we’ve focused on discussing one of these nutrients per week. This week, we’re going to talk about vitamin D…

What Consumers Want: An Update from the USDA MyPlate National Partners in Person Meeting Premium Content

I just got back from the USDA MyPlate National Partners in Person meeting, and boy did I learn a lot! Much of the discussion revolved around consumers — how to communicate key health messages to them in a way that would resonate, how to keep them engaged in healthful habits, etc. I thought that you mind find this information as useful as I did, so here are my notes from those discussions…

Fortifying Junk Food Premium Content

Is it possible to make junk food healthy simply by adding vitamins? Perhaps we should also ask: can pigs fly?

Potassium and the Dietary Guidelines

What is potassium? Why is it a nutrient of concern? How can people increase their potassium intake? What impact does potassium have on health? Get the answers to all these questions — and more! — in today’s post!

Updates from MyPlate

I just got back from the 2015 USDA MyPlate National Partners in Person Meeting and I have so much to tell you! |