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Don't count calories use small plates... by Amanda Health Maven Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 9:55pm 'Tis the season for eating everything and drinking even more. Ah the holidays, it's not uncommon for each happy little holidayer to gain a good 5 pounds in the process of spreading good cheer and more than their fair share of cheese on crackers. Want to beat the holiday bulge? Then keep it simple. Don't bother counting calories because... ... Read on »
Your plate can look like my plate by Fit Gurl Go Facebook Posted Sun 19 Feb 2012 5:49pm Follow this guide to healthy eating with MyPlate. The USDA recently launched the new icon—a plate(!)—to accompany the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Called MyPlate, it’s a stark divergence from the well-known food pyramid, which has symbolized what Americans should eat for the past 20 years. The plate is an easy-to-use template and o ... Read on »
MyPlate vs. Healthy Eating Plate by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 23 Sep 2011 10:06am Earlier this year, the USDA released its new healthy eating graphic . Replacing the much criticized food pyramids, “MyPlate” was largely considered an improvement but still not quite right. Says Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, “Unfortunately, like the earlier…Pyramids, MyPlate mixe ... Read on »
Time to Clear My Plate. Before You Get Triggered by My Plate, Read This. by hikerrd Posted Sat 04 Jun 2011 10:27am Oh, Michelle, I so appreciate your honest and passionate concern for improving the health of our nation, particularly our kids. Really I do! But quite frankly, the subtle messages conveyed through the new USDA My Plate set us way back in our progress. That’s not to say that I find nothing favorable about it. I do like the bright colors (th ... Read on »
“A plate? For food? Americans don’t use plates.” by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 10:53am I know I said I was done with USDA’s MyPlate, but some of the later commentary is not to be missed. Steven Colbert, for example, has an interesting take on it (that’s his quote):               And so does the pseudonymous “Ruth Bourdain ” (no, I have no idea who she or he might be, but I wish I did): ... Read on »
Harvard plate v. USDA MyPlate: an improvement? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 1:50am Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health have come up with a new Healthy Eating Plate as an alternative to  USDA’s MyPlate  released last June.  For an explanation, see the Harvard group’s press release.  Harvard intends this as an explicit challenge to the USDA’s version :  Recall my  deconstruction of  the USDA ... Read on »
Plate by Plate, a food + wine tasting benefit by dishbytrish Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 10:55pm Photo by Kenneth Yeung Sip on exceptional wines and savor San Francisco’s savory cuisine prepared by San Francisco’s top chefs at this year’s  Plate by Plate this Friday, September 16 at The Bently Reserve. Net proceeds to benefit OASES, an organization dedicated to serving low-income youth through education, mentorship and service ... Read on »
Move over “MY Plate” here is the “Healthy Eating Plate” by Author Debbie Nicholson Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 3:37pm Noticing “My Plate” lacking of useful information Harvard School of Public Health introduces their “Healthy Eating Plate” Due to the fact of obesity in Americans hitting epidemic proportions, due to large food servings, saturated fats and hardly any nutritional value, health experts are attempting to save Americans by changing their dietary ... Read on »
Healthy Eating Plate vs. USDA’s MyPlate by EyeDrD Posted Mon 26 Sep 2011 8:19am When the USDA  switched from the food pyramid to a new plate graphic , it did so to simplify healthy eating guidelines, but critics had issues with the inclusion of dairy and some lack of details. Harvard offers an alternative version. The Harvard School ... Read on »
MyPlate Meal Plan November 21-25th plus MyPlate for Mom’s! by Amy R. Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Nov 2011 10:22am A few weeks back, Maryann from Raising Healthy Eaters mentioned a new book called, MyPlate for Mom’s !  That is when I was introduced (virtually) to the amazing Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D.  Elizabeth is the author of several nutrition books, and was recently featured on a Dr. Oz episode where she talked all about mushrooms!  She is absolutely ... Read on »