Kids, MyPlate

Thanks to the Healthy Hungry Kids Act of 2010, there are big changes coming to school lunches near you. School lunches must now align more closely with USDA standards, which can be a bit of a daunting task. That's why we're here -- to make this transition easier. Let's...
 

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.
 
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Have you heard about the HealthierUS School Challenge? If you haven?t, it?s time to get in the know! What is the HUSSC? The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The HUSSC is all about improving the quality?of foods served in schools. It asks schools to promote ... Take the HealthierUS School Challenge
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1) Lowering saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet will help you lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol, and risk of heart disease. 2) Seafood twice a week is a good idea to lower heart disease. Experts say you should limit your seafood intake to no more than 12 ounces and eat a variety to ... 23 Things We Learned from the 2010 Guidelines
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Good nutrition is only 20% knowledge but it is 80% action. You do not need expensive supplements, diet drinks or fad diets. You need to find a way to eat more fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. Half of your cart or shopping list should be fruits and...
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MyPlate's birthday is here! It was exactly one year ago today that the USDA released its new food icon. How are you going to celebrate MyPlate's birthday?