Michelle Obama for taking nutrition to the next level. MyPlate was launched Thursday to replace the food pyramid and help busy moms and dads prep healthy meals for their families.
According to First Lady Obama, "When mom or dad comes home from a long day of work, we’re already asked to be a chef, a referee, a cleaning crew. So it’s tough to be a nutritionist, too. But we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates. As long as they’re half full of fruits and vegetables, and paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, we’re golden. That’s how easy it is.” Can't we all relate to that! Here's my take on it...
In terms of following an Eat-Clean Diet, I agree with First Lady Obama's recommendations for the most part. However, I would add in a healthy fat portion, such as olive oil dressing, nuts or seeds on a salad, or cooking in coconut oil. I would also emphasize the veggies more than fruit. I also would recommend more water than milk, since calcium and vitamin D can be attained from many sources other than milk. But overall this a great step forward in helping moms and dads make good choices.
See pg. 25 in The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids for my take on the food pyramid.
Will you be adopting MyPlate?