USDA Announces MyPlate

The USDA has replaced the well-known but little-understood Food Pyramid with a new icon called MyPlate. The new graphic seems much easier to understand and use in everyday life, with sections of a plate set aside for each food group. Fruits and vegetables should make up half of your plate, while the little circle for dairy foods represents a glass of milk. The new representation of a plate of food reflects the need for the American diet to shift toward more fruits and vegetables in order to help curb the strong trend toward obesity.

MyPlate

What do you think of the new MyPlate graphic? Will it be a more helpful guideline than the Food Pyramid?

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