Monthly Archives: October 2011

MyPlate and You

MyPlate tells you how to plan a healthy diet that meets your nutrient needs and follows the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The MyPlate system divides foods into five groups (plus two Other categories) according to nutritional content. These groups are then used with the USDA Food Patterns, which tell how many servings from each […]

The Dietary Guidelines and You

Once you know what nutrients and amounts you need, how do you make sure you get those nutrients – not too little and not too much? In my blog post, The DRIs and You, I explained that the DRI nutritional standards tell you what nutrients and amounts you need. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans […]