March is National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of our efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation.
We get it. Between hectic schedules, tight budgets, and caring for children, sometimes it’s easier said than done when it comes to healthy eating. MyPlate, MyWins, our latest initiative, is here to make healthy eating easier with real life solutions you can apply today. MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for you and fits with your everyday life. MyPlate tips and tools can guide you in making small, practical changes that add up to big successes over time.
Remember – we’re all in this together! That’s why we kicked off MyPlate, MyWins by sharing our own healthy eating tips and tricks. We may be nutrition experts, but we’re also busy moms, wives, brothers, graduate students, volunteers, coaches, etc., who are trying to juggle it all, just like you! Check out our healthy eating “hacks” on the MyPlate, MyWins landing page and on social media.
In addition to these staff stories, we are also releasing today a new MyPlate, MyWins video series featuring real American families. In the first two videos, you’ll meet Shelley and Rocio – busy moms with real-life tips for healthy eating. Shelley takes her young son grocery shopping with her so that he can help pick out his favorite fruits and vegetables. Rocio lets her four boys help plan dinner for the week and then posts a menu board in the kitchen so that they know when “their” night is coming up. Both moms offer practical, healthy eating solutions that could work for you too!
Meet Shelley, a first-time mom with a young son, and watch as she shares how she makes healthy eating work for her family:
Now it’s your turn! We’re crowd-sourcing healthy eating ideas, so be sure to share your own “MyWins” on social media using #MyPlateMyWins and at ChooseMyPlate.gov. Your tip may be featured on the MyPlate web site or social media pages and offer the motivation someone else needs to make a small change today.