March is National Nutrition Month
We will be spending the month of March discussing healthy food choices, portion control, recipes, etc.
Good Bye Food Pyramid
In June 2011, the USDA released the new MyPlate Icon to help Americans make healthier choices. For those of you who haven't seen the MyPlate:
Enjoy your food, but eat less.
Avoid oversized portions.
Foods to IncreaseMake half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Make at least half your grains whole grains.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
Foods to Reduce
Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with lower numbers.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks