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Happy Valentine's Day from MyPlate!

Posted by Melissa Ciampo, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in Food and Nutrition
Feb 21, 2017
MyPlate Tips for Valentine’s Day!
MyPlate Tips for Valentine’s Day!

This Valentine’s Day, give something for the heart. Sharing a heart healthy gift is a great way to let the people in your life know you care.  Instead of offering an over-sized piece of cake or a box of sweets, give something that takes care of the heart.

For Your Spouse or Partner:  Make a healthy meal together.  Cooking a meal can help you to control portion sizes and the ingredients in your food. Find a healthy recipe to make at home or attend a cooking class at your local mall or community college.  For healthy recipe ideas, visit the FNCS Recipe Box.

For Your Family:  Spending time with your family is priceless and being active is good for everyone. Take the family ice skating, sledding, or just walk the dog together. Discover more ways you can be an active family in the 10 Tips: Be an Active Family tip sheet.

For the Kids: Encourage your kids to pledge and become a MyPlate Champion! Kids can make a promise to themselves on Valentine’s Day to eat healthy and be active! Find the pledge at MyPlate Kids’ Place along with fun games, activity sheets, videos, and recipes.

For the Community: Make a difference by becoming a Community Partner. Promote MyPlate resources to schools, wellness organizations, local businesses, and health care providers in your neighborhood.  Choose your level of participation and spread the word about eating healthy and being active.

For more heart healthy ideas just in time for Valentine’s Day, visit  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and resources to help you celebrate.

Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition

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