With the beginning of every new year comes resolutions and inevitably, vows to “eat better” or lose weight so we thought we would go to the BEST POSSIBLE source for advice: Nutrition guru, Dr. Walter Willett, Chairman of Nutrition of the Harvard School of Public Health and author of the best-selling “Eat Drink and Be Merry” .
Walter not only gave us some great tips, he introduced the newly-released “ HSPH Healthy Eating Plate”, a VAST improvement of the USDA Plate, which according to Walter, has some SERIOUS flaws. The HSPH Eating Plate is much more explicit and defines the best foods that correspond to each portion of the plate. It also corrects “errors” of the USDA Plate (Once again, as with the USDA Pyramid, concessions were to the dairy industry and other mega, agri-business conglomerates.)
BTW, we also illustrated the HSPH Healthy Eating Plate with brand, new easy and delicious recipes from my new book, Simple Asian Meals. Walter gave his thumb’s up on the dishes so here’s wishing you a healthy, happy, and pleasurable- eating new year!