Understanding Dietary Guidelines
1. Using the "My Plate" model (choosemyplate.gov), determine the latest dietary guidelines recommended by the USDA. What are the basic principles of the "My Plate" model? Use the picture of the plate to record this information.
2. Use the two links listed below to put together, what you believe, is a realistic set of dietary guidelines that YOU could follow. Each of the articles contain helpful information about many different types of diets - be sure to read this information before putting together a set of recommendations for your own eating habits. Once complete, your dietary guidelines should contain AT LEAST 5 rules/ recommendations for you to follow, and an explanation as to why you thought the guideline was appropriate.
Nutrition & Healthy eating (Dietary Guideline Basics): http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dietary-guidelines/MY01594
"Pyramid vs. Plate": http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/NU00190 (This article shares helpful information about many different eating styles. Hint: Use this to help determine what is realistic for your own eating habits.)
This assignment is due at the beginning of class on Friday, March 29th