Browsing Tag

MyPlate

Today is “What’s on MyPlate?” Day – Help Spread the Word! #MyPlateYourPlate

Around the Table By March 8, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Today, March 8th, marks the first annual Myplate_green"What's on Your MyPlate?" Day. The goal of today is to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. 

We here at ShopWell are committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and highlighting the message behind the new MyPlate food icon

As Community Partners within the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Nutrition Communicators Network, we join nearly 6,000 USDA partners in spreading this message. read more

Share:

Fun at the Noriega St Food Fair This Past Weekend!

Around the Table, Foodamentals By August 8, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

ShopWell at Noriega St. Food Fair What a great weekend!

This past Saturday we showed off our iPhone app and website to an excited crowd at the Noriega St. Food Fair in San Francisco, hosted by the Office of State Senator Leland Yee, PhD.

Despite the foggy weather, Brian, Marci, and our new intern Andrea were all on hand to demo ShopWell's grocery list enhancing features including Trade Ups and Shareable Lists. Marci at Noriega St

 

Our Head Dietitian Marci gave a fantastically informative talk about "Maximize Your MyPlate: Getting Your Food Groups Into Every Meal". She even stayed around after to chat with people individually about ways to get more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your
diet. Missed the handout and want to know more? Download ShopWell Maximize Your MyPlate or check out her tips from last week's post. read more

Share:

Maximize MyPlate: ShopWell’s Headed to the Noriega St Food Fair

Around the Table, Foodamentals By August 3, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Noriega St Food Fair Are you in San Francisco this Saturday?

Come visit the ShopWell booth at the Noriega St. Food Fair 8/6 from 11-4pm. I'll also be giving a talk on "Maximize Your MyPlate: Getting Your Food Groups Into Every Meal" at 1:30pm.

Since this is such an important topic for all I want to share some of the info I will be discussing at the event.

Vegetables: 

  • Wash and cut vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and celery when you get home from the store
  • Add handfuls of frozen vegetables to sauces, stews, stir-fry, and even scrambled eggs
  • Open a can of whole vegetables (rinse thoroughly) and add to sauces stews, stir-fry or even jazz them up with some hot sauce, lemon, or your favorite vinegar

Here are some lists to try: Great Veggies for SnackingGood Vegetables for Roasting, and Vegetables that Microwave Well.

Fruits:  read more

Share:

Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 2: Watch Your Calorie, Sodium, and Added Sugar Intake

Foodamentals By June 16, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_white Last week, I introduced the USDA's new MyPlate program and discussed ways to choose healthy foods in each food group (check out the post here if you missed it). This week in Part 2 of Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, I'll dive deeper into new recommendations for calories, sodium, and added sugar intake.

We here at ShopWell applaud the USDA for creating straightforward, actionable guidelines to help us reach our food and nutrition goals.  The information found at ChooseMyPlate.gov brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill a quarter of their plates each with vegetables, fruits, protein, and grains and have a serving of dairy on the side. read more

Share:

Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 1: Find The Right Foods For You

Foodamentals By June 8, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_green Late last week, the USDA announced a change from the long running MyPyramid program to the MyPlate program, a simpler plan focused on portion sizes of healthy foods at each meal. The information found at ChooseMyPlate.gov brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill a quarter of their plates each with vegetables, fruits, protein, and grains and have a serving of dairy on the side while being mindful of calorie, sodium, and added sugar intake. We here at ShopWell applaud the USDA for creating straightforward, actionable guidelines to help us reach our food and nutrition goals.

Now that you have clear direction on how much to eat, take a moment and ask yourself: is my pantry stocked with the foods that meet these new guidelines and are right for me?

Want to make improvements? In Part 1 of the series on MyPlate guidelines, I'll start with suggestions for maximizing your vegetable, fruit, grain, protein, and dairy options. Next week, I'll dive into more tips around calories, sodium, and sugar.

To get started, choose one of the following areas to improve and use the tips, searches, and lists to start trading up the foods in your pantry today.

Share: