Healthy Eating Plate Snapshot

The Harvard University School of Public Health has suggested rethinking the way we load our supper plates as their number 1 tip for health eating in 2012.  The “Healthy Eating Plate” as seen below is a visual representation both HOW MUCH you should be eating and WHAT TYPE of product you should seek within each food group.  It’s easy to throw a supper together seems quite healthy without getting all the nutrients needed to stay strong and healthy.

I found the picture below useful because it suggests one way a typical meal could be put together to satisfy the guidelines set out by the US Food Pyramid (note: the Canada Food Guide follows similar criteria).

Speaking of plates…if you’re interested in getting rid of a few holiday pounds, consider using smaller plates.  I was just reading that the average size of a dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in 1950 to 13 inches in 2011.  Those people from the 1950’s didn’t have an obesity problem so they might have been on to something!



2 thoughts on “Healthy Eating Plate Snapshot

  1. Pingback: Canada’s $15.2 billion dollar totally preventable chronic disease « THE HEALTH JUNCTION

  2. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but
    I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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