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A “Real Food” guide to the MyPlate Graphic

By mahir | July 5, 2011

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Last month the USDA unveiled a new info-graphic called MyPlate, which was aimed to help Americans make better decisions about healthy eating. The graphic was an initiative made by First Lady Michelle Obama to replace the somewhat confusing MyPyramid graphic that was released in 2005. It was a way to help not only kids but all Americans combat against obesity, which affects 1 in 3 kids today. After the icon was release, it received mixed reactions.

MyPlate depicts sections of a dinner plate each designating a healthy portions of food including fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein as well as dairy.

However, Kristin Wartman at CivilEats.com argues that MyPlate fails to recognize certain structural problems. Read More

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