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My Plate for Moms {Book Review}

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Elizabeth Ward has done it again! Registered dietitian, author and media extraordinaire, Ward has written a book to help you understand, and adopt the MyPlate guidelines.

My Plate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself and Your Family Better decodes the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If you’re still stuck on the MyPyramid, it’s time to get with the program.

MyPyramid is gone and MyPlate is in!

MyPlate for Moms targets the gatekeeper of good and not-so-good nutrition (Mom), helping her take charge of feeding her family right. The truth? Dads can get a lot out of this book too.

Ward takes you through each food group, giving you an understanding of what you and your family needs, providing background information about why, and helping you to strategize these guidelines for your day-to-day life.

If you want to understand more about fat, it’s in here. If caffeine is on your mind, she’s got that too. Sugar substitutes? Yes.

In fact, Ward will convince you to take the first steps (at a minimum) to clean up your diet and improve your health, covering food and meals to exercise and healthy habits.

Fed up with the media hype on good versus bad food to eat? I don’t blame you. It’s conflicting at best and coming from all directions.

MyPlate for Moms serves up sound advice with a research background about what we know about food, citing today’s nutrition conundrums with an antidote. And that’s not all. Ward also gives you recipes, advice about food safety and practical ways to adopt a healthier and nutritious diet.

If you’re looking for a way to kick off the New Year, start with a basic understanding of real nutrition, not hype. MyPlate for Moms can be a launching pad for the New You (er, Year).

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