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New England Resilience & Transition Network

Some members of the New England Resilience & Transition Network will be piloting an “Omnivore’s Delight Diet Challenge”! We’ll discuss how this will work on Thursday, September 8. Register here to join us then. Read more about the diet below and in the Food Solutions New England Food Vision (PDF).

Quoted from the Food Solutions New England Vision (PDF), pages 12 – 14

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THE OMNIVORE’S DELIGHT DIET COMPARED TO MYPLATE

For a 2,300-calorie diet, the USDA’s MyPlate recommends approximate daily intake of vegetables (3 cups); fruit (2 cups); grain (7.5 ounces); and dairy (3 cups) —with room left over for a small addition of oils, fat, alcohol, and sugar to fill out the calories. The Omnivore’s Delight diet generally follows MyPlate guidelines, with three notable exceptions (discussed below): dairy, fish, and alcohol. For protein, the calculated average intake of 2.1 ounces was applied.

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