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Learning ZoneXpress First to Offer USDA MyPlate in Spanish

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Learning ZoneXpress quickly responds to nation's need for Spanish-language new food icon products with Spanish MyPlate poster and handouts

OWATONNA, Minn., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Spanish-language version of the popular MyPlate poster and handouts tablet is now available from Learning ZoneXpress.

MyPlate is the USDA's new healthy eating guide, replacing the familiar but confusing food pyramid. MyPlate clearly shows that half of all food intake should be fruits and vegetables, with the other half split between grains and protein-rich foods. It also encourages choosing fat-free or low-fat dairy products. It was unveiled on June 2 by First Lady Michelle Obama, who has repeatedly promoted better eating and healthier living - especially for children - with the Let's Move campaign.

Twenty-four hours after MyPlate was introduced, Learning ZoneXpress had MyPlate posters, handouts, bookmarks, and magnets ready for distribution. "MyPlate is easy to understand and easy to remember," says Melanie Nelson, CEO of Learning ZoneXpress. "It's a great addition to the ongoing effort to teach nutrition and healthy eating habits, so we wanted to capitalize on it quickly."

According to Nelson, Learning ZoneXpress began working on a Spanish-language version of its MyPlate poster and handout as soon as its English-language MyPlate products were available. "Our designers and writers are phenomenal," she says noting that Learning ZoneXpress is the only company in the country that offers MyPlate products in Spanish.

For more information visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov or www.learningzonexpress.com.

Owatonna, Minn.-based Learning ZoneXpress is a leading source of award-winning "edu-taining" and teaching tools. Its mission is to help improve the health and vitality of children by providing relevant, creative and affordable learning tools about life skills, healthy behaviors and nutrition. Learning ZoneXpress offers a wide variety of affordable education DVDs, posters, games, lesson plans, and PowerPoint presentations. They are dedicated to responsive and personalized customer care. For more information about Learning ZoneXpress products, visit www.learningzonexpress.com or call Linnea Duffus at 888-455-7003.

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