- Jun. 2, 2011
- So Long Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate
Without a whole lot of fan-fair or heavy anticipation, the USDA launched their new tool to replace the age-old symbol known as the Food Guide Pyramid. What is the new symbol? Behold “the plate,” or MyPlate.
Clean and simple AND it actually relates to food (sense my sarcasm). The pyramid always exemplified, to me, an insurmountable mountain of nutrition intimidation and confusion. This is easier on the eyes and seems more attainable.
This change (from pyramid to plate) is just one check-off on the Public Policy sector’s to-do list in helping consumers make healthier choices. Also in line with the nutrition “watch-outs” and “assets,” I have talked about simple messages that follow the plate:
- Enjoy your food, but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
- Posted by:
- Tara, the RD
- Food Matters