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USDA Reveals New Food Plate Icon

Is the USDA's New Food Plate Better Than the Pyramid?

myplateWe waited with bated breath, and now that the USDA has unveiled its new food icon, what do you think? Replacing the 20-year-old pyramid, the plate is said to simplify all of the mixed information out there by breaking down nutrition requirements as a framework. The basic message is this: "make sure what is on your plate is balanced and healthy." Balanced meals should consist of servings of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and a small amount of dairy.

For a further detailed description, you can check out the USDA's breakdown of the plate here. Now it's time to share your thoughts on the plate. Do you think it will really make a difference?

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