Getting MyPlate ideas to your family’s table is about being able to purchase healthy, affordable foods


In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced a new food group symbol, MyPlate, to replace the previous MyPyramid.  More importantly, the website has a wealth of information for you – including a “10 Tips Nutrition Education Series” that provides quick and easy ideas on how to eat healthy.

The different articles in this From MyPlate to my plate blog will take tips from this series and show how these convert to affordable grocery purchases.  And, we’ll often discuss how the use of [expand title=”SNAP”]SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (federal name for benefits, formerly food stamps); also known as FNS (Food and Nutrition Services) in North Carolina[/expand] benefits can make your purchases even more affordable – even if you receive only $16 a month! When and how did you first learn about the new MyPlate graphic?  How has it helped you to make healthier food purchases at grocery stores?
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