Food and Health, MyPlate

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

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

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

One of the things I love about MyPlate is its practicality. Rather than asking you to imagine your daily eating habits as a pyramid, MyPlate simply rallies its viewers to make their plates look like its own image: a balanced plate. With half the plate devoted to fruits and vegetables, and the rest divided between protein and whole grains (with some nonfat dairy on the side), MyPlate presents a healthful approach to any meal or snack...
Food and Health, MyPlate

It’s time for another edition of the Dietary Guidelines Nutrients of Concern Series! Last week, we talked about calcium: what it is, where to find it, how it affects your health, and what happens when you don’t get enough of it. Today we want to do the same thing with dietary fiber...
Food and Health, Kids

Happy Health Education Week! Here are some of the top health education resources that my team and I have created over the years. Since we're here to help you look your very best, right now, I thought I would collect our favorite posts on popular health topics and share...
Food and Health, Prevention

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month! We'd like to celebrate by offering this research-based fact sheet about plant protein and its place in the diet...