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Choose my Plate

Many of us remember learning about the food pyramid when learning about healthy eating. In mid 2011, the USDA  launched a new nutritional graphic, ChooseMyPlate, in an effort to make it easier to make the switch to healthier eating.  MyPlate is a quick, graphic depiction of how to eat, including foods from all five food groups.

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This first pyramid changed in 2005 to-

my pyramid




In 2011, they changed to choose my plate


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ChooseMyPlate is meant to provide very general guidelines. For each meal, divide the plate into approximately four quadrants and fill each with lean meats, beans or nuts, grainsfruits and vegetables.  MyPlate is essentially an example of what a “balanced meal” should look like.

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