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MyPlate's Not-So-Blissful Restaurant Ignorance

Joe Satran | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Satran

A quarter of Americans eat dinner out at least three nights a week, so for the USDA to systematically ignore this facet of the American eating system is risky.

MyPlate's Dairy Problem

Joe Satran | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Satran

It turns out that, on a normal day, my stomach could answer "Got Milk?" with an emphatic "No." So I've found myself needing to incorporate extra milk and yogurt whenever possible.

Healthy Eating Is Hard Work

Joe Satran | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Satran

I'm only 24 hours into my mission to eat exactly according to the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I can already tell it's going to be a hard week.

The MyPlate Experiment: My Week Eating What Uncle Sam Says I Should

Joe Satran | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Satran

I'm not a healthy eater. But for the next week, I'm going to try my hardest to eat exactly in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Americans Follow Gov't Diet Recommendations Just 2% Of Time

Posted 12.15.2011 | Food

When the USDA revised its official dietary guidelines for optimum health in June, nutrition experts generally agreed that MyPlate was better than the ...

My Beef With MyPlate

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Food
Kristin Wartman

Many in the food world are calling the clearer and more concise image of MyPlate progress. In my view though, when you look a little deeper, you see that beyond the clearer image not much has really changed.