The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
- Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
- Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
One of the Center’s core projects is the USDA Food Guidance System, which includes the initiative MyPlate.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar imageÛÓa place setting for a meal.åÊ
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.åÊ
When you are on the site, select a food group. You will see something like this.
As you explore the site you will see how it can help guide you to a balanced diet and a nutritious lifestyle. Check it out.åÊåÊ
P.S. Did you know that 40 percent of all food in the U.S. ends up in the trash? That according to a report by the National Resources Defense Council. The average family of four wastes $2,275 in food each year or 20 pounds per person per month. That is shameless.