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.