USDA Replaces Food Pyramid; Now We Have A Plate
Yes, you heard right. No more created-by-food-producers food pyramid for us ‘mericans! Remember? The one that taught us that a requirement for every heathy individual was daily dairy, meat and bread intake?
Today, with the help of Michelle Obama, the USDA has announced that its food pyramid is going to be replaced by… a plate!
Here is the plate:
And… that’s it! I think this one is more vague, and maybe better for not depicting “protein” as large pieces of meat and some peanuts.
On the Plate (officially MyPlate), Michelle Obama had this to say: “As long as [our plates are] half full of fruits and vegetables, and paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, we’re golden,” she said. “That’s how easy it is.”
MyPlate is here “to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices,” according to the USDA’s press release..
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