Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Foundation is pleased to join the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion as a MyPlate National Strategic Partner. The NASDA Foundation will join the existing partnership program that works collaboratively to reach consumers with science-based healthy eating messages.

MyPlate is a program that educates audiences on the benefits of healthy eating and how small changes matter and add up over time.

“The vision of the NASDA Foundation is to ensure that agriculture leads the way toward a healthy and resilient world. Joining the MyPlate partner program demonstrates our commitment to do just that,” NASDA Foundation Senior Director Chris Jones said. “We thank the USDA MyPlate team for the opportunity to collaborate with fellow partners, expand our collective reach, and share resources with agricultural communities and consumers across the nation.”

MyPlate National Strategic Partners consists of companies and organizations that are national in scope and reach. Partners work with the MyPlate program in reaching consumers with healthy eating messages.


The NASDA Foundation is the only educational and research organization that directly serves the nation’s state departments of agriculture. The NASDA Foundation’s mission is to enhance American food and agricultural communities through education, outreach and research. The NASDA Foundation works with states to nourish people and communities while serving as the stewards of the environment and public trust. To learn more about the NASDA Foundation, please visit

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