Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Mi Plato



To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and increase awareness about MiPlato – the Spanish complement to MyPlate – the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is launching new resources for Spanish-speaking audiences.

Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov and click on En Español to find the latest resources. Materials include recipes, tip sheets for parents, activity sheets for kids and a series of new recipes to help more Americans prepare healthier meals at home.
MiPlato
Teachers and parents can invite kids to become MyPlate Champions by sharing the MyPlate Pledgein Spanish. Educators and health professionals can integrate the En Español section of ChooseMyPlate.gov into program and education efforts. The new resources can be used as part of community health fairs or included in local initiatives to encourage healthy choices at school, work and home.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service also offers a variety of nutrition education resources in Spanish through theWIC ProgramSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Team Nutrition. Materials include tips forpregnant and breastfeeding women, older adults, and parents. Service providers are encouraged to share these materials with Spanish-speaking families and communities to promote healthier lifestyles.
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month and MiPlato’s 2nd Anniversary, help spread the message of healthy eating… en Español!

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