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Nutrition Plate Unveiled, Replacing Food Pyramid

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 in Announcements, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday relegated the government’s well-known food pyramid to the sands of history, unveiling a new, simpler image of a plate divided into basic food groups. The new design, called MyPlate, was conceived as a crucial part of Mrs. Obama’s campaign against obesity, designed to remind consumers about the basics of a healthful diet. The plate is split into four sections, for fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. A smaller circle sits beside it for dairy products. Mrs. Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, the surgeon general,...

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