Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello Food Plate

by in News, June 2nd, 2011
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Today, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama introduced MyPlate, the updated version of the American nutrition guide — the food pyramid.

The new diet incorporates these seven key messages:

Balancing Calories:
1. Enjoy your food, but eat less.
2. Avoid oversized portions.

Foods to Increase:
3. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
4. Make at least half your grains whole grains.
5. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

Foods to Reduce:
6. Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals — and choose the foods with lower numbers.
7. Drink water instead of sugary drinks


For more on MyPlate, visit Healthy Eats.

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