My Pyramid Becomes My Plate

How many people  remember the Basic Four Food Groups? How many people have even heard of My Pyramid? That’s pretty much what I thought.

MyPlate

Anyway the USDA has once again made some modifications in their diet recommendations. They are not willing to admit people can’t keep a complex and ever changing model in their heads when it comes time to reach for that next snack, so they’ve decided the problem was the graphic and MyPyramid has become MyPlate, and you can check it out at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html.

Take a look and see what they’ve come up with.

The following were recommended to me as the most important and useful features of the new page.

Back in 2010, they unveiled the new My Plate site before all the supporting material was ready, officially My Pyramid was still OK too, but it went the way of previously junked models to make people eat better.

UPDATED April 2, 2016: I had to go through and fix all the links in this one, reworked the language to update it, added the symbol for MyPlate, and the signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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