"MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future." In 2011 MyPlate replaced the Food Pyramid as USDA's Food Guidance symbol. A plethora of materials have been created and continue to be enhanced on the MyPlate website.
MyPlate has been providing tip sheets that help us understand nutrition and physical activity topics. Whether it's tips on meal planning, healthy snacks, grocery shopping or living an active lifestyle, the tip sheets are easily understood and can be used in a variety of ways. The PDFs can be printed, many are in English and Spanish or the web versions are easily shareable on social media or newsletters.
AND NOW you can filter them for the exact type you want! Do you care for preschoolers and are including education for both children and families for fruits and veggie month? Filter it! Choose PreK for audience and Fruit for topic and get the tip sheets that are applicable. Do you want to help the parents in your program with tips on healthy meals or snacks - find a tip sheet here and send it in your newsletter or print it out and put it next to your sign in sheet.
It's a great tool! How do you think you'll use it?