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It's Almost Time to Think about New Year's Resolutions...Almost!

Posted by Brooke Hardison, Director of Nutrition Marketing and Communications, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in Food and Nutrition
Feb 21, 2017
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Visit the MyPlate, MyWins landing page on December 28, 2016 to discover healthy eating solutions for 2017!

The holiday season is a wonderful, exciting, and incredibly busy time.  Between the celebrations, family gatherings, and the food (so much food!), healthy eating isn’t likely the first thing on your mind. And that’s OK.

In a few short weeks, many of us will be turning our attention to the new year. What will 2017 bring? What are our personal goals for the year?  Every January there is an overload of information about New Year’s resolutions, and many people will set goals that focus on health, fitness, and nutrition.  But while we often set high hopes on January 1, less than half are still committed to accomplishing our resolutions months later.

This year, as part of our MyPlate, MyWins campaign, we want to offer an alternate approach.  Rather than setting unrealistic expectations, we want to help you make a plan based on real solutions that actually fit into your everyday life.

MyPlate, MyWins embraces the fact that there’s more than one way to eat healthy.  The campaign encourages Americans to make – and celebrate – small, practical changes that add up to a healthy lifestyle over time. We call these changes “MyWins.” Our new video gives you a quick introduction to MyPlate, MyWins and the tools and resources available now to help you discover personalized healthy eating solutions.

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With the release of this video, MyPlate is excited to announce that an expanded MyPlate, MyWins campaign will launch on December 28, 2016. The campaign will feature new materials filled with tips and tools to help you start off 2017 ready for success!

So when you are ready to think about YOUR New Year’s Resolutions, let MyPlate, MyWins be the place you start. Visit on December 28th to start your personal journey towards healthier eating.

And until then, on behalf of the MyPlate team, Happy Holidays!

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Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition

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Ernest Martinson
Dec 16, 2016

A new years’s resolution that would benefit taxpayers, the environment, and sustainable farming would be to put the 2018 farm bill out to pasture. Farmers would then be freed to farm the land and not the government.

Fran Perry
Dec 25, 2016

Ernest said it beautifully. Let farmers do what they do best with no government the land the own.