Monday, June 6, 2011
Bye Bye Food Pyramid. Welcome MyPlate.
Author: Ellen Kim, MD
Bye Bye Food Pyramid. We won't really miss you. Welcome MyPlate.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.
This plate idea definitely makes more sense than a pyramid.