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The What’s on MyPlate? DVD provides a basic overview of the MyPlate food groups, examples of foods from each group, and basic strategies for following MyPlate guidelines including planning, sample meal plans, and recipes.
The DVD consists of six separate segments: an introduction, one segment for each MyPlate food group (fruits & vegetables are combined into one segment), and a conclusion. Each segment is 5-7 minutes long and is geared toward parents (each segment features the same working mom), but could be useful to many audiences.
The introduction segments gives an overview of MyPlate, tips for following MyPlate, basic information on the food groups, as well as examples of various ‘plates’ that contain meals that fit the MyPlate recommendations. The food group segments go into more detail about each of the separate food groups including examples of foods from each group, sample meals that include those foods with corresponding recipes available in the Eat Right for Less recipe book, and basic MyPlate tips from each group (e.g., make half your grains whole, choose lean protein, etc.). Segments include strategies for consuming these food groups when snacking, on-the-go, or eating out. Cost-saving strategies that can be useful to low-income audiences are also featured (e.g. buying frozen fruits and vegetables, buying store brands, etc.). Each segment has a short feature on physical activity and contains tips for how to include physical activity into the day. The conclusion gives a quick overview of the lesson, examples of foods to limit, including SOFAS, and covers the “three P’s” for eating on a budget: plan, purchase, and prepare. All information contained within this video is consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
The different segments of this video could be played in succession or separately as a part of a lesson about an individual food group.