Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables!
Most Americans do not eat the variety of foods we need to get sufficient nutrients while staying within our calorie needs. That’s why the USDA MyPlate guidelines recommend filling half our plates with fruits and vegetables.
Foods to Increase.
The USDA also raises concerns about deficiencies in several key nutrients – potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D. By eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutrient dense foods, we can help close the nutrition gap and begin cultivating healthier eating habits for ourselves and our families.
Baked potatoes are an excellent source of potassium and also a good source of dietary fiber – two important nutrients that Americans need to increase in their diets.