Food and Health, 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,...
 

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

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
Cooking

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 up a banana, apple or orange ... Fruit Pop Quiz
Cooking

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...