MyPlate On Campus is an initiative to get college and university students talking about healthy eating and working with their campus community to create ways for students to adopt healthy lifestyles that they can maintain during and beyond their college years.
A MyPlate Campus Ambassador supports the mission of the MyPlate On Campus Program, to improve the nutrition and health of the students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses. All MyPlate Ambassadors must complete a basic training and demonstrate understanding of key nutrition concepts.
The MyPlate On Campus Toolkit was created for young adults attending universities and colleges. This toolkit will help you as a message champion communicate the Dietary Guidelines messages supporting the MyPlate symbol to your student body in practical ways that promote wellness at your school.
MyPlate On Campus Ambassadors rely on the support of their campus community. Colleges and universities, as well as entities within the schools, such as nutrition and food science departments, student and peer groups, food service departments and personnel, and school administrators, can promote the MyPlate On Campus initiative, encourage students to volunteer their time as MyPlate On Campus Ambassadors, and facilitate related activities.
Learn about healthy eating with the following resources and take action on your campus by sharing these resources with others. By promoting MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines messages you can help shape the healthy eating culture at your school.
MyPlate has a goal of reaching people with practical how-tos where they need to make a food decision. Social Media is a great tool for learning about healthy eating and physical activity, sharing information with others, and supporting the health habits of friends, family, and classmates.
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