The food pyramid has been dismantled in favor of a simple plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet.One half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, with whole grains and lean protein on the other half, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Low-fat dairy on the side, such as a cup of skim milk or yogurt, is also suggested.The new icon, MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to adopt healthier eating habits, in a time when more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese.
What’s your ideal MyPlate?
Philadelphia, PA- A panel discussion will be held on March 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, in the Forum Theater located in Campion Student Center (Cardinal Avenue Entrance). The topic of the discussion is: “The MANel: Male Perspectives on Love & Relationships.” This will be an all male panel consisting of African-American men of different ages and religions with various relationship statuses, including single, married, engaged, etc.