PRLog - June 3, 2011 - INDIANAPOLIS -- The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) applauds the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the introduction of MyPlate. The new food icon is part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand recommendations that are consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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“The new food icon and its accompanying website and resources will help consumers make healthier food choices,” says SNE President Tracy Fox, MPH, RD of Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants (FNPC). “It is another tool for nutrition educators to help translate the latest science and nutrition research into consumer-oriented messages and creative approaches to help Americans – especially children – lead healthy lives.”
Detailed information about the new food icon is available at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
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The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the professional interests of nutrition educators. SNE is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors.