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ERIC Number: EJ868202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Project M.O.M.--Mothers & Others & MyPyramid
Wansink, Brian
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n3 p56-58 2008
In today's dynamic and complex family structures, sometimes the nutritional gatekeeper is a stay-at-home dad, grandparent, housekeeper, or older sibling. Yet, despite a record level of women in the workforce and high educational achievement, the responsibility of being a nutrition gatekeeper still mainly falls on mothers. It is not equitable, it does not seem fair, but it does seem to be a fact--85% of mothers say they do the majority of the food purchasing and preparation. There are many courses of action to try and help improve child nutrition. With sharper and more direct messages, education efforts, and new tools, "Project M.O.M.--Mothers & Others & MyPyramid" focuses on the gatekeepers. This article discusses two tools USDA has launched this year that will be of interest to family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals and their students who are tomorrow's (or even today's) nutritional gatekeepers--MyPyramid Menu Planner and MyPyramid for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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