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“Goya, Oh Boy-a!”

It looks like Goya is giving First Lady Michelle Obama and the Latino community a reason to start shouting “Goya, Oh Boy-a!” again.

Goya Foods is promoting USDA’s MyPlate, or MiPlato, which replaced the ancient Food Pyramid model we had learned to associate with healthy eating. MiPlato is a much easier way to remember the correct portion sizes you should have for each food group on your plate.

This collaboration between Goya Foods, USDA, and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative promises to be a great way to help parents make healthy food choices for their families. Besides producing brochures, posters, and an official MiPlato cookbook, Goya will also develop lesson plans for 4th through 6th grade students, using frijolitos as education characters. And just when you thought beans couldn’t get any better!

Read more at The White House.

About Cindy Tovar

Born in Flushing, Queens to Colombian parents, Cindy has always loved reading and writing. For this reason, she entered Montclair State University to pursue an English degree, but instead fell in love with and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at Montclair State, Cindy joined the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) on campus. She immediately felt comfortable surrounded by peers that shared both love and pride for the Latino culture, something she had never experienced before. She ultimately became president of LASO. Since then, Cindy has earned her M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College, and works as a bilingual Special Education preschool teacher in Brooklyn. Despite feeling exhausted by the time she reaches her New Jersey home, she still uses her spare time to write. Joining the Being Latino family is one of the best things that has happened to Cindy because it fulfills her in two ways: She can write to her heart’s content while reaching an engaging audience, and it helps her stay connected to her Latino culture. You can find more of Cindy’s writing on her personal blogs: Dagny’s Dichotomy, and Cindy’s Chronicles.

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