Nearly 6,000 MyPlate Community and National Strategic Partners are teaming to create a nationwide buzz about food choices as part of National Nutrition Month activities by declaring March 8 to be "What's on My Plate?" day to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing nutritious foods for a healthy meal.
By leveraging the strengths of social networks such as blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, to promote MyPlate and its related messages and resources like the new SuperTracker and the ChooseMyPlate.gov website, these resources empower consumers with the how-tos to build healthier plates. A key goal is to encourage Partners and their constituents to take action on the quarterly message, "Enjoy your food, but eat less," and tell their stories, and share photographs of personal successes. The public can post pictures of their plates on Twitter using the #MyPlate hashtag or on Flickr. "Partners along with the general public can use the hashtag #MyPlateYourPlate to tie into this social media event."
As part of this effort, USDA urges consumers to put MyPlate into action by taking a photo of their healthful plates to share on Twitter with the hash-tag #MyPlate. USDA also wants to see where and when consumers think about healthy eating. Take the plate and snap a photograph with MyPlate to share with our USDA Flickr Photo Group.