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Crafting a Well Portioned Plate

By: Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

The Food pyramid that once symbolized a well-balanced American diet has crumbled and in its place the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled its new plate icon. The icon, divided into four sections made up of fruit, vegetables, protein, and grains with a dairy cup beside it, [...]

The USDA Dietary Guidelines and Your Menu: Meeting Customers Half Way

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist,

Earlier this week the USDA released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The summed up recommendations are as follows:

Balance calories by controlling portion sizes; Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables (half a plate) and switch to fat-free or low-fat (2%) milk; Reduce consumption of sodium and sugary [...]