Thursday, June 9, 2011
New food plate replaces the food pyramid!
I have a few different feelings about this, my first impression was that yet again the government seems to think we are not very bright people, really a plate, it's sort of like those foreign cars where they have those little pictures to tell you what everything is in there.. example.. a little horn on the steering wheel to let you know it's a "HORN". Really now? So the new government plate is shown here at the right, and you can visit choosemyplate.gov for more information and resources. There are some pretty good recipes here as well: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/MyPlate/Recipes.pdf Overall i do think the new plate and resources on the website will be a great added tool for younger kids to learn about healthy eating habit's early on and hopefully obesity rates will go down.