New Plate Guidelines

Big giant nutrition news..the new plate icon that tells you how to eat.


Check out this video with Tom Vilsack The Agriculture Secretary explaining your new eating icon that came out June 2, 2011.


As a RD, I love the new plat icon because:

  • · It is colorful and people eat color
  • · It is simple
  • · Everyone knows what a plate is
  • · What I don’t like about the plate is
    What happened to fat?
  • · What happened to sugar?
  • · I never learned protein was a food group. Thought it was a nutrient.
  • · What size is the plate?  Check out this video to learn about plate size

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Tell me what you think about your new plate guidelines? It is easier or harder to eat healthy?

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