June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.
With so many food options available to consumers, it is often difficult to determine the best foods to put on our plates when building a healthy meal..MyPlate is an uncomplicated symbol to help remind people to think about their food choices in order to lead healthier lifestyles. This effort is about more than just giving information, it is a matter of making people understand there are options and practical ways to apply them to their daily lives.
MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
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Something Is Rotten Here?
Call me paranoid but it seems strange that the government would contract to China of all places to develop a half-baked (yea, couldn't resist) app like this.
I personally can't believe that the government would contract out to China while there are so many small disadvantaged Veteran owned companies that would leap at the chance to build a solid reliable useful app. It makes you wonder if the app is really a trojan to capture your personal information? The government website at www dot choosemyplate dot gov (you can figure that out) seems much better contrived.
Something is fishy here?
OK call me inquisitive, but I had to check out this App. I too wish it was more interactive, but it seems to accomplish what it set out to do and that was to be a visual reminder. A reminder to include the various food groups when thinking about a meal and a visual guide for appropriate portion sizes. Many of us know what to do and at some point this visual reminder may be all that this needed to stay on track, or it can certainly serve as a good starting point.
Don't expect too much.
Could be the most worthless app I've ever downloaded. Last updated June of 2011...
If you're wondering what a very select few fruits, vegetables, etc. look like and what a serving size is, then this app is for you. If you want an app with any usefulness to your life, you're looking at the wrong one.
About what you would expect out of a government app.
I would recommend downloading if you're in need of a quick laugh.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.