Choose My Plate - the USDA does away with the food pyramid

Posted on Jul 14th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Do you remember the food pyramid? On June 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it was no longer using the food pyramid and replaced it with My Plate.
My Plate is a colorful, yet simple, plate split into four sections:  fruits, grains, vegetables and protein with a separate section to represent dairy foods. My plate is designed to help you build a healthy meal, balance calories and eat less by avoiding oversized portions.
To learn more about the USDA’s My Plate, and for tips to eat healthier, visit

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