New Food “Plate” Released by USDA

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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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