We would like to know how you use MyPlate in your nutrition education. Since you are the experts on the front line with consumers and at the university level, what do you find works best when teaching nutrition education? Share your ideas with us on a virtual chat.
Barbara Jirka, PhD
Nutritionist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Food and Nutrition Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Barbara Jirka is a Nutritionist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Throughout her career, working with education and food industry producers and manufacturers, she has been involved in developing and marketing nutrition education programs. Currently she leads the MyPlate National Strategic Partner initiative which reaches millions of consumers with MyPlate messages. Barbara earned a PhD as part of the Child Nutrition Leadership Academy at Iowa State University, Master of Science degree in Vocational and Adult Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.