USDA Launches MyPlate In Spanish
The USDA has unveiled a Spanish version of the MyPlate healthy eating icon
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FEATURE – USDA Launches MyPlate Icon In Spanish
INTRO: The U-S-D-A has unveiled a Spanish version of the MyPlate healthy eating icon. The U-S-D-A’s Bob Ellison has more. (1:34)
THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS LAUNCHED MI PLATO (ME-PLAH-TOE) TO HELP SPANISH-SPEAKING CONSUMERS MAKE HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES. AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK SAID AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT THAT THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE MY PLATE ICON PROVIDES A SIMPLE AND EASY MESSAGE.
Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary: We are launching the MiPlato effort in an opportunity to take all of the information that we have on healthy eating and the visual icon of what a healthy plate looks like with half the plate fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins and dairy and making sure that it’s available to Spanish-speaking individuals.
U-S SURGEON GENERAL DOCTOR REGINA BENJAMIN SAID AMERICANS NEED POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT ON HEALTHY EATING.
Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General: Mi Plato is a new and simple easy tool that will help them do just that. We want being healthy to be easy and to be fun and that’s MiPlato.
Vilsack: This icon makes it simple, you look at your plate and if half of it is not fruits and vegetables and the other half proteins and grains then you know you’ve got some work to do in your next meal to make sure there is proper balance.
VILSACK ALSO SAID THAT MI PLATO IS PART OF A LARGER U-S-D-A EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING.
Vilsack: We are working very hard with schools across the country to make sure that they provide healthy breakfast and healthy lunch. So to the extent that we have less fat, less sodium, less sugar and more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy in those school lunches, we’re having a tremendous impact.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO CHOOSE MY PLATE DOT GOV. IN WASHINGTON D-C FOR THE U-S DEPARMENT OF AGRICULTURE, I’M BOB ELLISON.