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MyPlate Initiative a Good Start to Proper Diet and Nutrition

Posted Nov 14 2012 9:00am


The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
  1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
  2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
One of the Center's core projects is the USDA Food Guidance System, which includes the initiative MyPlate.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. 

Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. 

When you are on the site, select a food group. You will see something like this.

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