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By Brooke Benton, MS, RD, LDN, CDEFaculty, Nutrition Science, School of Health Sciences
Do you ever get confused or overwhelmed by all of the
nutrition advice that can be found from “experts,” the media, and on the Internet? Well, you are not alone. I want to share a very practical, easy-to-understand
nutrition tool that is focused more on what food consumption habits should look
The Harvard School of Public Health has created a Healthy
Eating Plate, which is based on the most up-to-date nutrition
research. You may notice that the
Healthy Eating Plate icon is very similar to that of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA)’s MyPlate,
but the difference is that the Healthy Eating Plate addresses some of the
deficiencies found in MyPlate (Healthy Eating Plate and Healthy Eating Pyramid).
The Healthy Eating Plate is a great guide to show you how to
create a healthy, balanced meal. Let’s review the focus of the Healthy Eating
The bottom line: You don’t have to follow a “diet” to lose
weight and be healthy. It really is as
simple as making healthy, high-quality food choices and following the Healthy
Brooke Benton, MS,
RD, LDN, CDE isa faculty member at Kaplan
University. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author
and do not represent the view of Kaplan University.
Healthy Eating Plate and Healthy Eating Pyramid. Retrieved
February 1, 2016, from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/.
Whole Grains. Retrieved February 1, 2016, from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/whole-grains/.
Healthy Eating Trends
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