New Hampshire-based website thetowntalk.com recently reported on the University of New Hampshire’s healthy eating campaign that makes use of a sensible and effective method. The university’s cafeteria now uses plates with dietary suggestions printed on the surface to encourage healthy eating among students.
The so-called Wildcat Plates, named after the school’s mascot, offer a bit more detail than the “My Plate” graphic promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the USDA image shows a plate divided into four segments labeled “fruits,” ‘’vegetables,” ‘’grains,” and “proteins,” the Wildcat plate specifies “lean protein” and “whole grains” and offers suggestions such as “try whole wheat pasta, brown rice or quinoa.”
Like schools around the country, UNH has revamped its dining halls in recent years to add healthier — some would even say gourmet — offerings. The university has set a goal of becoming the nation’s healthiest campus by 2020 and believes the new plates are a helpful tool for students who may be away from home and making their own food choices for the first time, said Jo Porter, deputy director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
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(From N.H. College uses designed plates to promote healthy eating, The Town Talk, September 30, 2013)