My Pyramid Becomes My Plate

Revisiting the current USDA nutrition standards.

Sarah's Notebook

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

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.

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She 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. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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