In recent news, My Plate has supplanted the old Food Pyramid by the U.S Department of Agriculture.Â The 19-year-old Food Pyramid will no longer be the icon for U.S. dietary guidelines.
In its place, the new icon called, â€œMy Plateâ€ is meant to be a simpler representation and quick reference tool.Â How does My Plate work?Â The new icon is divided into 4 sectionsâ€”purple for protein, red for fruit, green for vegetables, orange for grains, and a separate blue section for dairy.Â 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 householdâ€¦”
Michelle Obama continued:
â€œAs long as (oneâ€™s plate) is half full of fruits and vegetables, and paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, weâ€™re golden.â€
What do you think of â€œMy Plate?â€
For more information you can visit:Â www.choosmyplate.gov