White House Chef Sam Kass answers questions posed by the press during the announcement of MiPlato the Hispanic version of MyPlate. Behind Chef Kass from left are Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Chef Marcella Valladolid and Chef PepÃn. The group highlighted the federal government's new food icon, MiPlato that will help serve as a reminder to help Hispanic consumers make healthier food choices as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The event took place in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, Friday, September 30, 2011. Earlier this year, USDA unveiled MyPlate as a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MiPlato and MyPlate icons emphasize the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. The announcement is part of the Obama Administrationâs celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which this year carries the theme âRenewing the American Dream,â and this week focuses on the communityâs well being. The tips are part of a multi-year effort to raise awareness and educate consumers of every age on the importance of healthier eating and physical activity. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 8, 2014
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