Food and Health, MyPlate

2011 was a banner year for nutrition education. Here's our summary of the highlights, as reported in our Communicating Food for Health newsletter. Basically, the Dietary Guidelines were updated, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the USDA's new food guide, supplement news kept piling high, sodium news supported earlier assessments, and...
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

Our trip through the food hall at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was full of learning opportunities. In this post, we review the top 33 things that we picked up on our visit. We even found a general rule of thumb for most displays and marketing...
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 

With these incredible kits and resources, all you have to do is place your order, then sit back and wait for your materials to arrive.
 
Cooking, Kids

Food and Health Communications is proud to be a National Strategic Partner for MyPlate. For Labor Day, we are bringing innovative yet easy ways to serve fruits and veggies so that they will make up half of everyone's plates! We have recipes for a Veggie Face Salad, Ice Bucket Fruits, and our best Fresh Fruit Cobbler, among other ideas.
MyPlate

Here are 12 things we learned about MyPlate after working with it all week. We read through the pages of the USDA choosemyplate.gov site, performed makeovers on over 8 meals, and created a comprehensive MyPlate PowerPoint presentation that has over 70 slides. We like the new plate quite a lot and were amazed that it even works with fast food.
Food and Health, MyPlate

We love to play with MyPlate. This post reviews a few ways that we tested MyPlate's applications in the real world. We moved a McDonald's value meal out of the bag and onto a plate, which offers a better sense of portions and proportions. When we brought it into...