Kids, MyPlate

MyPlate turns 4 today -- how exciting! To celebrate, I want to offer you a free MyPlate book. My team and I have been working feverishly on a brand-new MyPlate book for health educators. It's got 10 chapters, complete with leader guides and handouts, and it's all for you,...
 
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A favorite topic that always gets a positive response for Jeannette Esposito is the BLT theory: bites, licks and tastes. BLT Her clients become aware of all the mindless food that enters their mouths. They start with a snack-sized bag and every time they eat or are about to eat a BLT they make a ... BLT Theory for Weight Control Patients
 
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Pass around a bottle of cranberry apple juice drink and ask them if it could count as a fruit serving. The answer is no - if you look at the Nutrition Facts label you will see that it only contains 10% juice (this may sometimes vary by brand). Hold...
 
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Adele R. Argot, Nutrition Education Advisor, Penn State Cooperative Extension, wondered what she could do to make a class more student involved. She rolled up a piece of paper to look like a microphone, “borrowed” a student in the class and told him a can was his camera and he...