Ever find yourself wondering just how big your servings of fruit should be? Or how many protein servings you need in a day? In June of 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture replaced MyPyramid with MyPlate to offer the public a better visual tool to use in determining our nutritional needs.
You can find a summary of Dietary Guidelines for Americans at www.choosemyplate.com. Whether your goal is to lose weight or keep your family eating healthy on a tight budget, you’ll find recommendations and tips based on current research and nutritional practices throughout the website. Another great thing about the website is the interactive features that provide more information on current nutritional recommendations and findings for each food group. You can even develop customized recommendations based on your age, BMI and activity level. Click here for a closer look.
Weigh In: What do you think of the new Dietary Guidelines? Have you tried using them to develop a menu for you and your family?