Last Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Vilsack, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveiled the Department of Agriculture’s newest food icon, MyPlate. A simple visual cue, MyPlate is intended to remind Americans to think about building a healthy plate for every meal. That message includes making half of your plate fruits and vegetables, and balancing lean proteins with whole grains and fat-free and lowfat dairy. And while the icon itself serves as a helpful reminder of how to build a plate, we couldn’t wait to see how you would turn MyPlate into your plate.
Since the launch, we have enjoyed seeing photos of your plates, sent to us via Twitter using the hashtag #MyPlate. We are happy to report that people all around the country are putting MyPlate into action! These healthy plates represent some of your interpretations of MyPlate. Keep them coming! The next time you sit down to a healthy plate or grab a healthy meal on the go, snap a pic and use the hashtag #MyPlate to send it our way. We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with, and maybe we’ll highlight yours here next week.