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MyPlate Broadens its Reach

Posted by Elizabeth Rahavi, RD, Nutritionist in Food and Nutrition
May 28, 2015
The English version of the MyPlate icon translated into Vietnamese
The English version of the MyPlate icon was translated into Vietnamese.

As part of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) is pleased to announce the translation of the MyPlate 10 Tips resource and MyPlate icon from English into 18 additional languages. The Office of Minority Health, of the Department of Health and Human Services (OMH/HHS), and CNPP co-branded the translated tip sheet and are working together to promote these newly translated documents to ensure that individuals, nutrition and health professionals, and other community leaders have access to these helpful resources.

“Because the nation’s Asian American and Pacific Islander population is incredibly diverse, the new MyPlate resources will be useful tools to reach an even wider audience with easy-to-understand nutrition guidance,” said Capt. Samuel Wu, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Policy Lead for the Office of Minority Health.

Dr. Vivian Chen, USDA’s Senior Advisor to the White House Asian American and Pacific Islanders Task Force said, “USDA recognizes how vital it is to reach Limited English Proficient AAPI populations.  These translated tip sheets do a great job at reaching many of the AAPI communities needing language access at the local level.”

Asia and the Pacific Islands languages comprise a dozen of the translated versions of the MyPlate Ten Tips: Chinese (Standard), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malaysian, Pashto, Tagalog-Filipino, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Additional translations also available include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 

As part of the partnership, OMH will distribute the information to its networks, which includes Regional Minority Health Consultants, State Offices of Minority Health and other offices of minority health within HHS.

CNPP promotion will be through the website and social media accounts, which include more than 75,000 Twitter followers and 50,000 Facebook fans and more than 100,000 individuals who have signed up to receive regular information from MyPlate. CNPP will also be working with communication partners within and outside of the Federal government to raise awareness of these new resources.

The MyPlate Ten Tips translated into Korean
The MyPlate Ten Tips translated into Korean is one of 12 Asian American Pacific Island languages that this tip sheet has been translated to.
Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition