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The New USDA Dinner Plate



The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) recently introduced a new eating guide called MyPlate which replaces the decades-old Food Guide Pyramid.

MyPlate is a plate icon sliced into four to represent different food groups. Each colored section is for fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins. A circle icon for dairy is also included in the new guide. MyPlate encourages people to eat more fruits and veggies (should be half of your meal) and reduce sodium-rich soups, bread and frozen meals.

The release of a new eating guide is part of the US’ movement to deal with the obesity problem in America. US First Lady Michelle Obama says “This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us to be more mindful of the foods that we're eating.”*

To know more about MyPlate, you can check out this website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

*Reuters.com

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