Goodbye Pyramid, Hello MyPlate

It’s official.  The Food Guide Pyramid has been replaced by MyPlate, a visual recommendation for better eating based on sections of a dinner plate.  The USDA responded to complaints that the Pyramid confused many people.

As previously recommended, meats should be lean, dairy should be low fat, and sugars should be limited.  In fact, sugars and fats are not clearly called out in the eating model, yet they will be included in some of the foods on the plate.  For instance, meats and dairy foods can be significant sources of fat.

So, what do you think of the new MyPlate method?  Does it seem clearer than the old Pyramid, with all of its explanatory add-ons?  Vote below.

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2 responses to “Goodbye Pyramid, Hello MyPlate

  1. Hi Kim,
    I went on the website and its pretty cool. They have great visuals on how a serving of each food group looks in size and in a plate or bowl. I always thought the plate visual was the best. All you have to do is pick from the food groups and position it on a plate. But actually seeing the size of a serving at the same time helps with portion distortion.

    In the lastest edition of Today’s Dietitian it advertises plates that have printed on them where the food types go that were designed by a dietitian.

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