New Food “Plate” Released by USDA

June 2, 2011

Earlier today the USDA released the the “food plate” to replace the “food pyramid” as the visual companion to the 2010 dietary guidelines. It’s a big change – iterations of the food pyramid have been with us for nearly 2 decades. ¬†And there’s a lot to like about this new direction, I think. I’ll write in more depth on this in coming weeks, but for now take a look at the USDA’s new Food Plate site.

And here’s a nice summary released by the USDA that shows the history of USDA food guides, all the way back to the early 1900’s.

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