My Plate Replaces Your Food Pyramid?
In recent news, My Plate has supplanted the old Food Pyramid by the U.S Department of Agriculture. The 19-year-old Food Pyramid will no longer be the icon for U.S. dietary guidelines.
In its place, the new icon called, “My Plate” is meant to be a simpler representation and quick reference tool. How does My Plate work? The new icon is divided into 4 sections—purple for protein, red for fruit, green for vegetables, orange for grains, and a separate blue section for dairy. The largest section on this reference tool is reserved for vegetables.
Michelle Obama had these response about My Plate at a news conference last week.
“What’s more simple than a plate?”
“I’m confident that families will find this useful. They can start using this today.”
“Trust me: We are implementing this in our household…”
Michelle Obama continued:
“As long as (one’s plate) is half full of fruits and vegetables, and paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, we’re golden.”
What do you think of “My Plate?”
For more information you can visit: www.choosmyplate.gov