By Para Mehta, RD/ www.healthfulfilling.com
Remember the United States Department of Agriculture food guide pyramid which teaches the various food group recommendations? It has recently been revised and replaced with Choose My Plate. The new Choose My Plate teaching tool educates the consumer about making healthy food choices by identifying the food groups on the plate to help visualize what your plate should look like to be deemed healthy. The food groups on the plate include fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.
When you prepare your meals and serve the food on your plate, does it look like a wholesome, healthy plate of food with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean protein? Start checking for nutrient quality in your next plates of food. Check out more information about the new Choose My Plate at: