My Eat Local Hawaii Plate

Remember the Food Pyramid? Well…that was recently flattened into a plate! The new “food pyramid” is now called USDA “Choose My Plate” which is designed to help people more closely approximate—on a plate—the daily, healthy amounts of food to eat in each food group.

Here in Hawai‘i we are going one step further with the “My Eat Local Hawai‘i Plate” which is designed to help people choose healthy, locally grown foods.

The concept was the brainwave of Jeff Melrose of the UH Hilo Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline Study and was executed by the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown initiative with assistance from nutritionist Vivienne Aronowitz.

The poster can be added to websites (with permission) and print copies will be available for distribution. Please contact Andrea Dean at 960-3727 or andrea [at] if you would like to post or distribute the “My Eat Local Hawai‘i Plate.”

The North Kohala Eat Locally Grown initiative is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the County of Hawai‘i-Department of Research and Development and the County Council. The North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign is a project of the North Kohala Community Resource Center.

Download the PDF here: Eat Local Hawaii Plate

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One Response to “My Eat Local Hawaii Plate”
  1. Greta Butch says:

    The World Health Organization, in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization, published guidelines that can effectively be represented in a food pyramid relating to objectives to prevent obesity, chronic diseases and dental caries based on meta-analysis though they represent it as a table rather than a “pyramid”.”

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