The USDA is putting its money where your mouth is – and banking on increasing Americans’ fruit and vegetable intake.
While it’s been the unofficial dietitian party line for years, the USDA’s MyPlate teaching tool – available at www.choosemyplate.gov – is now on board with the recommendation: “Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.”
To promote the move to more veggies and fruit, the USDA is offering a MyPlate: Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge. Upload a short video that shows how you are incorporating more fruits & vegetables without breaking the bank, with a chance to win some cash prizes.
More info about the challenge can be found here: http://fruitsandveggies.challenge.gov/.