Saturday, June 4, 2011

Food plate replaces pyramid

This week, the USDA ditched the iconic food pyramid and unveiled a new graphic: the food plate.
MyPlate is all about balancing the five elements of a healthy meal: fruit, vegetables, protein, grains and small side of dairy. About half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, according to the new guide, while grains and protein should compliment the other half. The new campaign urges a full-fat dairy side with a lower-fat or fat-free alternative like skim milk.
-Yahoo! News

The move was made to address the national obesity epidemic, and it's goal was clearly to emphasize the importance of balance in our diet.
Sometimes, the right thing happens in the world.