MHP Salud and our partners developed the following culturally-competent healthy food plate brochures that include the cultural traditions and dietary preferences of diverse communities, to learn about best practices when choosing to eat healthier. Each brochure provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to read food labels and includes culturally appropriate food suggestions for each of the five food groups: grains, breads, cereals, proteins, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Additionally, the brochures include relatable ways to manage and measure portions when building a healthy plate. The resources are offered in multiple languages and most importantly include community feedback collected through national surveys created specifically for these projects.
Each plate is in alignment with the USDA Health Plate recommendations. MHP Salud worked with HEBNI, a community-based, not-for-profit agency formed to educate high-risk, culturally diverse populations about nutrition strategies to prevent diet-related diseases, to analyze the dietary preferences of different populations. This collaboration was used as a basis for all of our healthy plate resources.