Nov 20 2011

New Nerdel PSA : Nerdel Loves Fruits & Veggies: From My Garden to MyPlate

Make Half of Your Plate Fruits and Veggies

Make Half of Your Plate Fruits and Veggies

As many of you know already, the USDA has changed its eating and nutritional educational system from a pyramid to a plate (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov). All of the nutritional information is based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is a structured knowledge base to help people make better nutritional choices. The main messages from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and ChooseMyPlate.gov are the following:

  1. It’s okay to enjoy your meals but eat less
  2. Avoid overeating and sized portions
  3. Make half your plate fruits and veggies
  4. Switch to fat-free or low fat (1%) dairy products
  5. Follow a lower sodium diet
  6. Drink water in place of sugary beverages
  7. Cut back on solid fats (e.g. trans fats, saturated fats), refined grains and added sugars
  8. Eat more whole grains
  9. Add more veggies to each and every meal 

The Nerdel Company, a multi media company that wants to empower kids all over the world with the knowledge and information to make healthier nutritional choices and improve their physical fitness, has produced a new PSA (Public Service Announcement) that encourages kids to eat more fruits and veggies and to grow them in their own garden. The short video, titled Nerdel Loves Fruits & Veggies: From My Garden To MyPlate,  features the amazing puppets of The Nerdel Company: Nerdel, Chef Mangel (pronounced Mahn-jel) and the Zeppets. You can see this entertaining and educational video at www.nerdel.com, at the top right corner.

The Nerdel Company has also been a supporter of the President’s Challenge (fitness.gov) to encourage all Americans to improve their physical fitness.

“Fighting junk and bad nutrition,” is their mission!!

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