Earlier today, the USDA unveiled the new "My Plate" icon that replaces the out-dated food pyramid.
This will be the beginning of an increased effort to bring more attention to the recently updated USDA/HHS Dietary guidelines. The colorful plate is a much simpler visual guide to how much of each food group we should eat on a daily basis. For your convenience, WebMD has designed a printable version of the plate for our members. We hope you'll print it out and hang it on your fridge and also share it with your friends and family.
I'm interested to see what new guidelines they roll out on this. I'm not going to take the poll because I feel that I already eat pretty healthy and don't need to really tweak anything. I'm semi-vegetarian, and I love a variety of fruits and veggies, and crave them if I leave them out of my diet. I suppose I could eat more red meat, I do need the iron. But that's about the only change I need to make.
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