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Building Creative Lessons using MyPlate as a Teaching Tool ?Take a Fresh Look at Nutrition? was a previous slogan for nutrition awareness month. It is designed to communicate the flexibility of nutrition recommendations, dietary guidelines and the MyPlate (formerly the Pyramid) as the framework for daily food choices. We...
 
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Sarah Harding Laidlaw, MS, RD, MPA, Peak Nutrition Consultants, Glade Park, Colorado (peaknut@wic.net) has an excellent way to encourage clients to incorporate specific nutrients such as folate and calcium into their diets. She chooses recipes that are heart healthy, high in the target nutrient and easy to prepare. She...
 
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Apple Tasting Project Here is a fun audience participation activity that involves tasting new varieties of apples: 1. Purchase 4 different varieties of apples, buying two of each type for every 6 or 8 people you will have in the group. If you have access to a farmer’s market or produce stand, check it out ... Apple Tasting Project
 
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Bake-Off A Great Hit Barb Wyatt, RD, Community Nutritionist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health Services, Tempe, Arizona did a brownie bakeoff for a class on lowfat baking and was surprised at the enthusiasm and feedback she got from class participants. Barb used a brownie mix with the full...