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What does the ETE Plate show me?

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The ETE plate shows the proportion between the foods we should eat AND shows the actual size of the portions recommended.
The ETE plate corresponds with the recommended daily intake of 125 gram protein (tofu, beans, nuts, eggs, fish & poultry), 200 gram vegetables and 200 gram starchy food (wholegrain based).

 

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Can anyone use the ETE Plate?

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The ETE plate is based upon Dutch nutrition guidelines for adults. The amount of food to place on the ETE plate fits in a diet of 2000 calories a day. 
For each food group ETE plate gives a recommendation for the average daily intake. The plate size and portion size is based upon food portions of: 150-200 gram of starchy foods (wholegrain based), 200 gram of vegetable or legumes and 100-125 gram of protein rich foods such as tofu, beans, nuts, eggs, fish & poultry. 
Depending on your calorie needs (depending on your physical activity level, age and gender) you may need less or more food on your plate. However, the proportion between the food groups remains the same. 
Note: Individuals with specific dietary requirements or existing medical conditions are advised to check with their healthcare providers on whether the ETE plate meets their dietary requirements.

 

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Why doesn't ETE show the diary group (milk and cheese) and oils & fats group?

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ETE can be used to guide you in what to eat during meals; therefore food groups important during meals –and which you prepare as such- are displayed at the ETE plate.

 

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Can I use the ETE Plate if I follow a plant based diet or am vegetarian?

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Yes, you can use the ETE plate if you are vegetarian or eating plant based. Just place your vegetarian proteins (tofu, beans, bean curd, nuts) between the red lines or mix it in your mix between the blue lines. 

 

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Can I use the ETE Plate if I follow the American guidelines of the MyPlate campaign?

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Yes, you can use the ETE plate to show you the proportions of each food group needed. ETE can be used to guide you in what to eat during your meals as ETE shows you how much of each food group you should place on your plate. 
The American MyPlate shows 5 food groups which form the building blocks of a healthy diet; fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and diary.
MyPlate recommends you to fill half your plate (for daily intake) with fruits and vegetables, the ETE plate shows almost half of the plate to be filled with vegetables during a meal. As ETE doesn’t promote fruit during meals, the size is smaller than half the plate. ETE plate recommends and shows the portion size of 200 grams of vegetables. 
My plate recommends you to eat 6 ounce (170 gram) equivalent of grains (including rice, pasta, bread), ETE shows the portion size of 150-200 gram of starchy foods (rice or potato or pasta). 
MyPlate recommends you to eat 5 ounce of protein (140 gram), ETE shows you the portions size of 100-125 gram of meat or fish. 
MyPlate recommends you to also eat foods from the diary category; ETE doesn’t explicitly show this category on the dinner plate as these types of food are often mixed into your meal; for example a creamy vegetable sauce or added cheese to your pasta.
When using the ETE plate for your meals, eating additional fruits is needed to fulfill the MyPlate proportions.

We prefer the Healthy Eating Plate nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. It offers more specific and more accurate recommendations for following a healthy diet than MyPlate, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Service. In addition, the Healthy Eating Plate is based on the most up-to-date nutrition research, and it is not influenced by the food industry or agriculture policy.

 

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Can I use the ETE dinner plate if I follow the Singapore Healthy Plate campaign?

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Yes, you can use the ETE dinner plate if you follow the Singapore Healthy Plate campaign. 
Healthy Plate recommends you to fill half your plate (for daily intake) with fruits and vegetables, the ETE plate shows almost half of the plate to be filled with vegetables during a meal. As ETE doesn’t promote fruit during meals, the size is smaller than half the plate. ETE plate recommends and shows the portion size of 200 grams of vegetables. 
Healthy Plate advises you to fill a quarter of your plate with whole grains. The proportion of the ETE plate is slightly different (because of the fruits not having a place on the plate and because of the empty spot on the plate) but shows you the same proportion between vegetables & whole grains. ETE also considers potato and other starchy food to this food group.
The Healthy Plate advises you to fill a quarter of your plate with meat, fish or others, including soy based products and milk based products. The ETE plate shows you a smaller proportion as the ETE plate doesn’t include the milk based products other than those replacing meat or fish. ETE advises you what to eat during a meal and takes into account that dairy products are often mixed into your meal; for example a creamy vegetable sauce or added cheese to your pasta. Furthermore, people might drink a glass of milk during the day.
When using the ETE plate for your meals, eating additional fruits is needed to fulfill the Healthy Plate proportions.

 

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Can I use the ETE dinner plate if I follow the UK guidelines of the Eatwell campaign?

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Yes, you can use the ETE dinner plate if you follow the UK guidelines of Eatwell
Comparable to the ETE plate, the eatwell plate campaign shows you the proportion of foods we should eat from each food group. Just like on the ETE plate, most of what we should eat come from the vegetables & fruits and starchy foods. The eatwell campaign shows a plate on which one third of the plate is filled with vegetables & fruit and one third of the plate is filled with starchy foods. ETE differentiates from the eatwell campaign a little; ETE advises to fill your plate for more than one third with vegetables. ETE shows you the portion size of 200 gram of vegetables. Since vegetables have a lower density, the volume of the vegetable group on the plate should be bigger. 
Both ETE and eatwell show a smaller section for the meat/fish, eggs, beans group and ETE also advises to vary with the foods you pick for your protein section; eggs, beans and soy based products could replace meat or fish. 
Eatwell recommends you to also eat foods from the diary category; ETE doesn’t explicitly show this category on the dinner plate as these types of food are often mixed into your meal; for example a creamy vegetable sauce or added cheese to your pasta. 

 

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Kan ik het ETE bord gebruiken als ik de ‘Schijf van Vijf’ volg?

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Ja, het ETE bord is gebaseerd op de hoeveelheden aanbevolen door het Nederlandse Voedingscentrum en gebaseerd op de Schijf van Vijf. Het ETE bord geeft de hoeveelheden aan van een avond maaltijd. 
Het ETE bord laat je zien hoeveel ruimte 200 gram groente inneemt op je bord, hoeveel ruimte 150-200 gram rijst, aardappel of pasta (of peulvruchten) innemen op je bord en hoeveel ruimte 100-125 gram vlees of vis of vleesvervanger inneemt op je bord. 
Naast deze groepen adviseert de Schijf van Vijf je 6 sneden brood te eten, 200 gram fruit, 450 ml melk en tevens kaas en vetten te eten. Deze producten staan niet expliciet op het ETE bord omdat ervanuit gegaan wordt dat je dit óf buiten de avond maaltijd eet (zoals fruit) óf dat dit door de maaltijd heen zit (zoals vetten of bepaalde melkproducten). 

 

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What is the size of the ETE plate?

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The ETE plate is 27,6 cm in diameter. The diameter of the black circle, where you should place your food, is 24 cm. 

 

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What is the weight of the ETE Plate?

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The ETE plate weighs 475 gram per plate. This is almost half of the weight compared to our previous ceramic plate but it still is a reasonable weight which gives the Bamboo fiber plate a luxerious feel. Compared to a plastic melamine plate, our Bamboo fiber plate weighs twice as much. 

 

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How can I buy the ETE Plate?

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The ETE Plate is only for sale in large quantities. Please contact us for more information. 

You can buy small quantities via Beensprout, our partner in South East Asia. 

 

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Can I resell the ETE Plate in the EU or elsewhere?

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Yes you can! Please contact us via info@eteplate.com