This is a very good website. I encourage you to visit . I will follow it up with an empty calorie chart today. Hugs, phyllis 05/06/1933 www.women70andover.com
Getting Started with MyPlate
MyPlate is part of a larger communications initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices.
MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully; it is not intended to change consumer behavior alone.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.
The website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets.
It features selected messages to help consumers focus on key behaviors. Selected messages include:
o Balancing Calories
§ Enjoy your food, but eat less.
§ Avoid oversized portions.
o Foods to Increase
§ Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
§ Make at least half your grains whole grains.
§ Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
o Foods to Reduce
§ Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and
frozen meals—and choose foods with lower
§ Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
ChooseMyPlate.gov includes much of the consumer and professional information formerly found on MyPyramid.gov.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Revised August 2012