MyPlate Replaces the Food Pyramid
The food pyramid that we’ve known for years as a dietary guide has been replaced by MyPlate, which may be a more practical and easier-to-understand illustration of a good diet. Instead of the pyramid diagram, the types of foods needed to achieve a balanced diet will be represented on a plate as an example of a healthy meal.
The plate is half full of vegetables and fruit and half full of protein and grains. It’s based on new dietary guidelines released by the government last January, which encouraged Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods, especially foods or beverages that contain added sugar. The new guidelines are part of a concerted effort by our government to improve nutrition, especially for children. One in three American children is overweight or obese which could lead to health problems long into adulthood.
How children become obese is outlined in a U.S.D.A. list of the current main calorie sources for children age 2 to 18. The top three are grain-based desserts; pizza; and soda and energy or sports drinks.
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For more information on MyPlate and the new government dietary guidelines, visithttp://www.choosemyplate.gov.
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