Print out this free Guide to the My Plate Icon, and post it on your fridge for the whole family to see.
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Ultimately, I hope that this icon is a symbol of real change to come, and not just another rebranding of the same old, tired food groups.
A few weeks ago I found the Perfect Portions Nutrition Scale for sale over at ThinkGeek.com. I immediately contacted them because I thought this could be a great tool for healthy eating, and I wanted to share it with my readers. They agreed, and the very next day a free sample was on its way.
If you’ve been following my restaurant menu reviews recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been harping on the extreme amount of sodium in many of the foods. That’s led a few people to ask me, “What’s the big deal?”
What if… (some ideas for a paradigm shift around our food.)
For the first two people who comment on this post and request it, I’ll do a FREE nutritional analysis of everything you eat for three consecutive days.
The FDA allows any food with less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per severing to be rounded-down to zero.
The Dietary Guidelines on fat are not at all user-friendly, since they require you to know how many total calories you should be eating, and to know how much fat you’re eating, and to know how many calories are in that fat, and to calculate those calories as a percentage of your overall calories.