To celebrate the release of the brand-new MyPlate Coloring Book, I want to share a page from that book with you, for free!
You see, coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Emerging studies indicate that coloring could help reduce stress in adults as well as children. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
Of course, I couldn’t leave things there. As soon as I learned about the possible health benefits of coloring, I began to brainstorm ways to sneak a few lessons about wellness and healthy eating patterns into my coloring pages. Before I knew it, the MyPlate Coloring Book was born. With patterns intricate enough to be fun to color, and an added dash of simple and memorable health lessons on each page, this book is sure to be fun for all ages!
Cheer for the underdog. Stand up for veggies that get a bad rap, like Brussels sprouts, beets, turnips, and even potatoes. Find recipes in the MyPlate Kitchen, where you can search by food group or a specific fruit or vegetable.
Keep fruits and vegetables front and center all year long! FYI:
August is National Breastfeeding Month and we have just what you need for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum nutrition and health education.
Here are our top three education materials for National Breastfeeding Month:
Whether you work with moms who are currently breastfeeding or you’re teaching about breastfeeding in general, our MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms color tearpad (in English and Spanish) is a helpful tool. In addition to information on healthy eating while breastfeeding, this handout touches on topics many people have questions about, including guidelines on exercise, alcohol, and caffeine.
Our MyPlate for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms poster is double-sided, with information in Spanish on one side and English on the other. This positive, eye-catching poster communicates shows how to make a healthy plate for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum. It also provides valuable information on foods to avoid due to the danger of foodborne illness during pregnancy. There’s even a free handout to send home with your students or clients.
Our most comprehensive resource is the Eating Right: For You & Your Baby PowerPoint show with handouts. This presentation touches on everything from morning sickness and food cravings to gestational diabetes and breastfeeding. Moms-to-be and their partners will be armed with everything they need to know for a healthy pregnancy and beyond. If you don’t have time to teach a class, you can play the PowerPoint show in the waiting room.
Are you ready for spring? The flowers are starting to bloom, farmer’s markets are opening back up, and people are getting outside more.
Bring the freshness of spring into your office, classroom, or cafeteria with a new bulletin board display. It’s an easy way to brighten up any space, while also teaching positive, memorable healthy eating messages.
The Focus on Fruits bulletin board kit shows off brightly colored fruits and teaches serving sizes for fresh fruit, dried fruit, and fruit juice. The kit comes with handouts on how to make a smoothie, fruit and yogurt snack recipes, and how to make a watermelon cake.
The Vary Your Veggies bulletin board kit advertises a bounty of beautiful vegetables while also teaching serving sizes. Handouts include how to steam veggies, a garden salad recipe, and a winter soup recipe.
No matter how you decide to brighten up your space, you can’t go wrong with the colors of spring!
MyPlate is a valuable tool when teaching about healthy eating patterns. But what if your students or clients forget about it as soon as they walk out the door? Give them a real MyPlate to use at home!
We have a large assortment of portion-perfect plates with MyPlate printed right on them. These plates are perfect for taking the message of healthy eating from the office or classroom to the place where people eat most of their meals – the home!
Who can benefit from these MyPlate plates?
Dieters who become frustrated when they can’t stick to the latest fad diet. They’ll be relieved to know that healthy eating means putting something from every food group onto the plate.
Patients with heart disease or diabetes. Following a meal pattern is easier when you have a visual-aid like the real MyPlate.
People with health conditions that affect appetite. Ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients by putting small amounts of food on the MyPlate.
Parents who want to teach their kids to follow a healthy eating pattern. The real MyPlate makes it fun!
Older folks who need a reminder to eat balanced meals. They’ll be able to see what food group is missing from their meals.
Everyone could use a real MyPlate in their kitchen cupboard!