Traditionally, foods that you can eat out of a bag with your hands (including snacks and most fast food) are loaded with empty calories and devoid of the nutrients that you need for good health.
Foods for which you need a fork or spoon, however, are often chock-full of nutrients. Think salads, soups, rice, veggies, lean protein, etc. All this is a lot better than eating out of a bag!
We have created this amazing graphic poster, "Lead With Your Fork" to help folks visualize how their diet impacts their health. This wonderful diner has been using his or her fork to fill up all the good food groups that are chocked full of nutrients. This food group diner makes the perfect image for nutrient-dense foods and a healthy eating pattern.
What a great way to show how to put your best fork forward? This poster supports the messages of our two most important resources for education, MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines.
- MyPlate advises people to divide their plates between fruits, vegetables, whole grains, varied protein, and low-fat dairy at each meal.
- The Dietary Guidelines for Americans maintain that "All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy eating pattern at an appropriate calorie level to help achieve and maintain healthy body weight, support nutrient adequacy, and reduce the risk of chronic disease." That means focusing on variety, nutrient density, and amount of food while limiting your consumption of added sugars, saturated and trans fats, and sodium.
This health and nutrition education poster, Lead With Your Fork, helps everyone visualize a balanced and healthful eating style. It is also very light-hearted and positive. It would be great for nutrition awareness or health fair programs!
- English ages 6 to 100
- 18" x 24" portrait mode
- Lessons: MyPlate, Nutrient Density, Fork, Making Every Bite Count, Nutrition, Dietary Guidelines, Food Groups, Choose Whole Not Refined Foods, and more.
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