Wednesday’s Food for Thought: MyPlate

The USDA introduced the new Food Pyramid as a plate in June 2011:

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

MyPlate is a simpler version of the Food Pyramid, encouraging Americans to consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy.  To break it down, the USDA is recommending that at each meal your plate looks like this: 1/2 fruits and/or vegetables, 1/4 lean protein, 1/4 grain (preferably whole), with a side of dairy (cup of milk, piece of low fat cheese, serving of yogurt).

An example of a meal fitting the USDA’s MyPlate method:

How many of your meals look like this?

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