Guest Author: Ms. Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
In the beginning of each year, millions of Americans are inspired to make a fresh start and resolve to eat healthier, manage weight, and be more physically active. We all make resolutions with the best of intentions, but oftentimes the changes we make are temporary and then we go back to our normal routine.
To help Americans find reSOLUTIONS that work now, as well as throughout the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is launching MyPlate, MyWins . MyPlate, MyWins offers healthy eating solutions for everyday life. This initiative inspires Americans to make and celebrate small, practical changes or “wins” that add up to a healthy lifestyle over time.
Everyone has unique needs, and MyPlate is here to help you discover a personalized healthy eating style that works within your lifestyle. Everything you eat and drink over time matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. Find your healthy eating style and maintain it for a lifetime. A healthy eating style includes healthful choices from each of the five MyPlate food groups. To create your healthy eating style:
Go to www.choosemyplate.gov/mywins for ideas to get started. You will find MyPlate, MyWins tips from MyPlate nutritionists and a variety of new resources including a MyPlate, MyWins tip sheet and daily food plan checklist for kids and adults. To get personalized recommendations and track progress, check out our SuperTracker interactive food and activity tracking tool. There are also many new resources for professionals including graphics, key messages, and sample social media content. New videos and additional resources will be coming soon and added throughout the year.
We’d love for you to get involved with the MyPlate, MyWins campaign! Join as a partner or simply help us spread the word. Share your own MyPlate, MyWins tip on our website or on social media using #MyPlateMyWins. Your tip may offer the motivation someone else needs to make a change today. For more information about MyPlate, MyWins, follow @MyPlate on Twitter and Facebook. You can also sign up for MyPlate email updates.
The authors of this blog include the general public sharing the health impacts they have achieved through the Healthy Heart Pledge. We invite you to share your story!