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Putting More Fruits and Vegetables on the Table in East LA -- And Why it Matters with William McCarthy, PhD

Putting More Fruits and Vegetables on the Table in East LA -- And Why it Matters with William McCarthy, PhD

Date 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Putting More Fruits and Vegetables
on theTable in East LA --
And Why it Matters

Thursday, May 15, Noon - 1:00pm PDT

William McCarthy, PhD
Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture distilled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans into seven consumer-friendly messages highlighted on the website: www.choosemyplate.gov. A distinctive feature of these new messages is the recommendation for Americans to fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables. In this webinar, Dr. William McCarthy will discuss why increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is likely more beneficial to health than other traditional methods, such as calorie-counting and reading food labels. Dr. McCarthy will also describe how trained community health workers are coaching low-income residents of East Los Angeles to make changes in their homes so that choosing healthier foods and increasing physical activity are both easier and more sustainable.

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