An update on the science behind the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate message, “Make Half your Plate Fruits and Vegetables” will be particularly helpful to nutrition educators, especially those who advise low-income families. This webinar will specifically highlight a number of commonly consumed; affordable vegetables and fruits that can provide all age and gender groups with a range of important nutrients.
The webinar will be presented in two parts. Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, will demonstrate how “All Vegetables Fit on MyPlate.” Adam Drewnowski, PhD, Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition & Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, will present “The Economics of Filling Half Your Plate with Fruits and Vegetables.”
This webinar is free for members of SNEB. Non-member attendees are $25. The first 50 non-member attendees and any media representatives will be provided free registration from the Alliance for Potato Research and Education. Register at http://www.sne.org/
The learning objectives of the webinar include:
• Understand the process and the questions the 2010 DGAC Carbohydrate Committee considered as the members reviewed the science and updated recommendation for fruits and vegetables.
• Apply practical applications of the specific fruit and vegetable recommendations for nutrition educators in a practice setting.
• Update education programs with the emerging science on affordable strategies for meeting vegetable and fruit guidelines, considering food prices and real food choices for real people.
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors with a vision of healthy communities through nutrition education and advocacy. Visit the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior at www.sneb.org. SNEB is a USDA/CNPP National Strategic Partner.
# # #
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) represents the professional interests of nutrition educators. SNE is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors.