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Title:What's On MyPlate
Pub. date: June 2012
Edition: 1st
Includes: DVD
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Adult, Parent
Language: English, Spanish

"What's on MyPlate?, a video from Purdue University, provides practical, everyday examples of how to follow the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPlate nutritional guidelines.

The video features footage in English and Spanish and follows a busy, working mom as she highlights practical nutrition and physical activity tipes for following the USDA's MyPlate guidelines. The DVD includes six different (5- to 7-minute) video clips for each food group. Recipes from the video can be found in the Eat Right for Less cookbook."

Funding Source: Health and Human Science Extension - Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service
Developer: Melissa Maulding, MS, RD
Organization: Family Nutrition Program, Purdue University
Phone: 765-496-2487
Length: approximately 35 minutes
Assessment instrument Used? No
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments:

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.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Purdue Extension/ The Education Store
    Mail: 700 Ahlers Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2012
    Phone: 1-888-398-4636
    Fax: 765-496-1540
    E-mail: edustore@purdueedu
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 35.00 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: No

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