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USDA offers tips to make a Great Plate

July 16, 2011
Submitted by Ryan Wille, community health educator for HealthLink Littauer , For The Leader Herald

In June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the creation of MyPlate. MyPlate will replace the food pyramid, which provided the guidelines for a healthy diet for the past 20 years. Many people found the food pyramid hard to understand and the USDA felt it was time for a change. MyPlate has four colored sections representing fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins. Next to the plate is a smaller circle representing dairy products. The USDA believes that the new design is much simpler and will assist people in adapting healthy eating habits.



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