MyPlate Giving Online Recipes Gold Stars

Or rather, just a MyPlate logo to help you eat healthy


MyPlate isn't going anywhere: The new logo for healthy eating, backed by Michelle Obama and the USDA, will be premiering as a "gold star" of sorts for recipes that fit the MyPlate standard.

According to USA Today, five publications and 18 cooking websites will work with Let's Move to showcase MyPlate-recommended dishes: Condé Nast Magazines, Hearst Magazines, Meredith, Food Network, and Time Inc. are the major publication houses involved.

Each recipe that lives up to the standard will be tagged with a MyPlate logo, and 3,000 recipes will be featured on a new Pinterest page. Full entrées and side dishes will be showcased, although side dishes must meet a part of the MyPlate criteria (lean protein, whole grain, or vegetable inclusion). "This partnership takes the guesswork out of finding healthy recipes and gives parents the information and the tools they need to make healthy choices for their families every day," Michelle Obama said in a statement.

The USDA is also working to make sure that recipes have limited added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, Sam Kass, White House chef and senior policy adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives, said. We imagine Paula Deen's donut burger is most definitely not on the list.


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