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Portion size does matter

Many of you have probably seen the USDA’s new tool to promote healthy portion sizes. Choose My Plate is a campaign to help give people a visual of what a healthy meal should look like. It builds on the same healthy eating principles of the well-known food pyramid to show us how this translates an actual meal.

The Choose My Plate website is full of healthy eating tips and tools.  Check it out at

In the coming weeks, Shaw Media, will be examining the topic of childhood obesity.  Part of the series will include how to use Choose My Plate to make better food choices and to manage portion sizes.

I was fortunate enough to be involved in this project.  During the week of September 23rd, look for stories, sample menus, and videos on how to incorporate healthier portions and food choices using the Choose My Plate tool.  


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