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Nutrition Resources: General Info

Nutrition Resources and Web Sites for Austin Community College Students

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Lynda Infante Huerta
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Austin Community College
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General Information


Note: Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific questions about a personal medical problem, you should contact your professional healthcare provider.

There are many resources directing students and others to information that may or may not be valid.  This guide will lead students to information that can be useful for course assignments or personal use.  We have attempted to provide links to resources that provide valid information but you should apply careful criteria to the information from all resources.

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ChooseMYPlate.govFirst Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
(Press Release USDA )

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is 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 The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

Old Food PyramidThis new logo replaces the old Food Pyramid logo which was too complex and confusing according to some nutritionists.

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