#platechat on Twitter

Looking to meet up with other food and nutrition fanatics? Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month on Twitter as we dish on all things nutrition!

Each #platechat is an hour long conversation that takes place between thePlate Community members, RDs and interns behind the plate, and YOU! We discuss the latest nutrition trends, controversial topics and top food and nutrition related topics you care about in an effort to become healthier, happier eaters one “tweet” at a time.

Participating in our chats is relatively simple. To help get you started, here are a few guidelines:

Step 1: Join Twitter. This way we can talk to you and you can talk to us. To set up an account, go to http://twitter.com and create your own unique twitter handle (that’s the weird username with the @ sign in front of it). Once you have your account created, simply follow @aroundtheplate (that’s our twitter handle) for #platechat updates and information.

Step 2: Follow our hashtag #platechat. To follow and participate in our twitter parties, be sure to follow our hashtag #platechat. You can do this by going to http://twitter.com/#!/search-home and typing in #platechat. Only the tweets that contain our hashtag will appear. You’ll need to refresh the page frequently to get new results. Tweet Chat, TweetGrid, and Twubs  are additional platforms that makes attending twitter chats even easier. Additionally, if you have TweetDeck, you can start a new column for #platechat and follow along that way as well.

Step 3: Share Your Thoughts!  What you have to say matters, and we want to hear it! Don’t be afraid to speak up. Tweetchats are always more fun when more people participate.

Step 4: Keep An Eye On Our Events Page. Our events page is where you will find all of our upcoming #platechats. We may also ask that you RSVP from time to time so that you will be eligible for some of the prizes we give away on occasion during these events.

Our monthly #platechat is a great way to network with other bloggers, nutrition experts, recipe gurus, and healthy eating champions. They also provide you with an opportunity to meet some of our favorite food and nutrition personalities, ask questions, and win some fabulous prizes!

Hope to see you there!