Revisiting the current USDA nutrition standards.
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.
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.
- This printable
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/sites/default/files/printablematerials/GettingStartedWithMyPlate.pdf is a good introduction to MyPlate.
- A nice one page summary of key messages from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines is at
- The 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series at
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