- THE MAGAZINE
- FOOD MASTER
Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to better food choices, according to Sunkist Growers, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
That’s why, as a USDA National Strategic Partner, Sunkist launched "MyPlate Meal Makeovers."
Through a series of "before and after" photos, the Sunkist Meal Makeover program is an easy way for consumers to visually assess what small changes can be made to significantly improve the nutritional quality of every meal-whether prepared at home or purchased at a restaurant.
"Sunkist is always looking for ways to help promote healthy living, and the Sunkist Meal Makeover program does such a great job of illustrating what a difference it can make when you follow the recommended guidelines," says Gina Widjaja, advertising and public relations manager. "We hope consumers will benefit from the before and after plates and use them as a guide for making better food choices and adding more citrus into their daily diet."
The Sunkist Meal Makeover program incorporates concepts and recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines, so that all of the meals are higher in essential nutrients, including potassium and dietary fiber. In addition, all made-over meals are significantly lower in calories-by as much as 1,000 calories.
A total of six sets of before and after photos were developed by Sunkist illustrating every day breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Sample meals include waffles, tacos, fish, Chinese take-out and more. Consumers can view calorie and nutritional information at www.sunkist.com/healthy/myplate-makeover-meals.
Sunkist also launched the "Peel off the Weight & Feel Great" healthy citrus calendar, which provides 31 nutritious Sunkist Citrus recipes for consumers to incorporate into their daily diets. The new citrus calendar is available at http://www.sunkist.com/healthy/calendar/.