Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Website Review: Choose My Plate

CHOOSE MY PLATE is a website from the United States Department of Agriculture providing interesting information and activities related to healthy eating.
The MyPlate section provides an overview of the food groups and details about fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, dairy, and oils.
The audience section features resources for different groups of people including teens and college-aged students.
The healthy eating style and physical activity sections provide guidelines, tips, and resources for creating a healthy lifestyle.
Online tools such as the SuperTracker and BMI Calculator provide interactive tools focusing on specific topics related to healthy eating and fitness. A fruit group quiz and vegetable group quiz are also available.
The website also contains information about popular topics such as recipes, food waste, food safety, and dietary guidelines.
Librarians will find that this website provides useful resources for health and physical education teachers. The materials would also be useful for a school-wide program stressing health and fitness.
To explore the website, go to