Making Sense of Food Guidelines

If you're confused about the latest food guidelines, you're not alone. At times we're told to each more protein, and less fat. Now a plant-based diet is highly recommended by nutrition experts. To help sort through the latest healthy eating recommendations, we looked to MyPlate, the current nutrition guidelines published by the United States Department of Agriculture.

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for your whole family.

The MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health. Another helpful infographic is the new Food Pyramid by Healthy Ireland. It shows how much from each food group you should be eating each day. Happy eating!

Source: http://www.healthyireland.ie/health-initiatives/heg/

Source: http://www.healthyireland.ie/health-initiatives/heg/