What’s on Your Plate???

Admittedly, I had not been on the USDA website before today, so I do not know how helpful it was in the past.  However, I can tell you that I think the new “Choose My Plate” site is fantastic.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, here is the address:

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

I love the new graphic, I think it will be easy to remember and great for teaching kids.  The website itself has a wealth of information, both simple and complex.  I am consistently amazed by the number of people who have no idea what healthy food looks like and this will be a great resource for them.  Just a few of the new offerings are:

  • A food encyclopedia;
  • Interactive menu planners;
  • Interactive food and activity trackers;
  • Personalized diet and exercise analysis;
  • FAQ about food groups, nutritional values, serving sizes and activity;
  • Specific audience information (kids, pregnant/breastfeeding, adults);
  • Weight loss information; and
  • Links to other helpful websites

Additionally, I am posting a PDF of a few recipes they are suggesting.  I haven’t tried any of them yet, but several look good to me.  Please share your reviews if you try any of them.

Recipes

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Posted on June 2, 2011, in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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