Monday, June 11, 2012

What Does Your Plate Look Like?

Today's blog is going to be short and sweet, and focus around one important question: What does your plate look like? The 'MyPlate' initiative recently celebrated its first birthday, and in the process became the longest running governmental program that gave people practical advice about eating, rather than presenting confusing, inaccessible information about a theoretical balanced diet. Most Americans eat meal to meal, and the MyPlate initiative gives useful info about what you should eat at any given meal. Of course, some of us might disagree with certain portions of what MyPlate recommends (the recommendation for dairy is likely to be unpopular in certain circles), but the basic recommendation of mainly fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and limited protein is a solid one.

So check this out and think about it. Are you meeting the recommendations? Are you eating better than the recommendations? What exactly is on your plate?