Thursday, March 8, is National "What's on My Plate?" Day. Fat, Carbs and Salt, Mostly. Mmm.

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Maybe not a good post for the #MyPlate campaign. But, that suasage split wth mac & cheese, chopped beef and smashed taters was amazing.
​In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of choosing nutritious foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed March 8 as National "What's on My Plate?" day. The idea is to snap a photo of breakfast, lunch or dinner and post it on #MyPlate or Flickr.

In a press release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack added, "... our MyPlate symbol is a simple reminder to think before we eat."

The USDA has teamed up with more than 6,000 MyPlate Community and National Strategic Partners in this effort, and they are all committed to promoting the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which politely said you're all getting a bit too fat and perhaps you should consider not eating so much. And maybe move a little.

From the press release, the USDA and partners message is "Enjoy your food, but eat less." Therein lies the problem. We enjoy it so much, we want more, more, more.

In other news... from Arby's facebook page:

"Did you know that Arby's sold over 10 million classic Reubens last year? If you laid them all down, they would reach from New York City to Des Moines!"

'Merica!

Just for grins, a Reuben from Arby's has 640 calories, 30 grams of fat and 1,610 mg of sodium. And, wow, 32 grams of protein.

All Reuben jokes aside, let's eat well and post a photo tomorrow. Promote the cause for healthy eating. Do it for the children, people!

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ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

since we are bashing another fast food place, lets try this, what is calorie/fat/sodium count of other ruebens througout town?

jamal
jamal

where do i get one of these sausage splits?

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

That plate looks divine!  My plate:

-fresh, hot sour dough bread, from the deli-chopped chipotle peppers on the bottom-meatballs with ginger lime sauce-banana peppers on top.......repeat three times. nap. 

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

I love and hate that sausage split. Love it b/c it was amazing. Hate it b/c I ate it at ... (this is really difficult) ... game 3 of the ... world series against the cards. 

I hate it more than I love it. That ain't how baseball suppose to go. 

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