WASHINGTON – US Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a new campaign to push people toward making healthier food choices.
Building on the existing My Plate program, the Start Simple with MyPlate is a new initiative that will offer tips on making healthy choices for the five major food groups.
“The goal of this campaign is to provide easy things you can do to improve daily food choices,” Perdue said in the video announcement. “The MyPlate team will provide ideas and inspirations that we can easily incorporate into our busy lives.”
Some of the basic tips include vary your protein routine, drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat and added sugars and move to low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt.
MyPlate was adopted in 2011 after replacing the Food Pyramid, which was introduced in 1992 and later revised in 2005.