Category Archives: MyPlate

  1. What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter.

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    January 11, 2013 by lschoenfeld

    One of the major themes I heard come up over and over during our three days in Washington D.C. was …
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  2. Why are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans so Difficult to Understand?

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    October 8, 2012 by Olivia Dong

    The purpose of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is to provide guidance for people 2 years old and older …
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  3. MyPlate vs The Competition

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    October 7, 2012 by hpworley

    There are multiple challenges the USDA faces in both creating and communicating the dietary guidelines.  It’s no doubt that creating …
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  4. Fighting the Food Industry for Healthier Choices

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    October 7, 2012 by waboyd

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were first published in 1980 to provide science-based nutrition information to the American public …
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  5. A Message for the Melting Pot: Nutrition Education and Promotion in the US

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    October 6, 2012 by Sarah S.

    As dietitians in training, we’ve discovered how difficult it is to formulate a nutrition prescription for just one person. Now, …
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  6. Topic 1: Nutrition Education and Promotion

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    October 5, 2012 by locklearcr

    There are several challenges that the USDA faces when it comes to creating and communicating the dietary guidelines. I think …
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