Introducing the Integrative Nutrition Plate and Photo Contest!


October 25, 2012

Last Updated:

September 30, 2016

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Our October Live Conference not only had many luminaries in wellness, and passionate students and graduates, it also had a big announcement: The Integrative Nutrition Plate!

Adapted from the USDA’s MyPlate nutrition guidelines, The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of organic and local produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It is an intuitive representation of how a plate should appear at mealtime, and it emphasizes the importance of portion sizes. It also notes the importance of primary food – the other parts of our lives that feed us in a way that food cannot. Our primary foods include relationships, career, spirituality, and physical activity, and these are crucial to good health. 

To celebrate the launch of the new Integrative Nutrition plate, we want to know what your healthy plate looks like! Share your photo and let the public vote on the healthiest, most colorful plate in our What's on Your Plate? Photo Contest.

Winners will receive a Whole Foods gift card and a copy of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The winning plates should display well-balanced meals that are comprised of colorful, whole, clean foods.

For more details about the contest and to enter your photo, head to our Facebook page! We will be accepting submissions until November 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm EDT. 

Read the complete contest rules.

We can’t wait to see what your healthy plate looks like! Though the Integrative Nutrition Plate serves as a useful general guideline for healthy eating, it should be adjusted to each person’s unique bio-individual nutritional needs. There’s no one-size-fits-all diet, so it’s up to each person to experiment with fresh, whole foods and find what works best for you!

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