About half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. These illnesses are often related to food choices and inactivity. Start Simple with MyPlate provides a variety of easy recommendations that anyone can tailor to fit their individual situation.
MyPlate was originally developed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion to help consumers put the 2015-2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines into practice with meals and snacks. Start Simple is the most recent update to MyPlate and focuses on the six primary recommendations above.
By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT, CHWCJanuary 2020 Nutrition Newsletter