What is new about MyPlate vs. the old Food Guide Pyramid:

MyPlate vs. Food Guide Pyramid

Visit the USDA MyPlate website:

USDA MyPlate

10 Tips Nutriton Education Series Printable Documents:

The USDA has created a series of pamphlets to help individuals understand the different food groups and ways to choose healthy choices from each group. This link takes you to printable documents about the 5 food groups, nutrition for children, women, men, and older adults, and food shopping tips.
10 Tips

Concerns about MyPlate nutrition guidelines:

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a different version of MyPlate, called The Healthy Eating Plate, which relies more heavily on vegetables and plant based protein sources rather than red meat, emphasizes healthy oils, reduces the amount of dairy recommened, and makes a stronger distinction between refined and whole grains.

View the Healthy Eating Plate:

Healthy Eating Plate Image

Read more about the Healty Eating Plate from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health:

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Portion and Serving Sizes

One of the best ways to improve eating habits is by reducing portion sizes and better understanding how much is one serving. The following links will help explain portion and serving sizes.

What is one serving?

Serving Portion

Your hand as a guide to portion size.

Serving size is in your hand

Salad Portion

What's on your salad?

Portion Size Illusion

Portion size illusion

MyPlate 2000 calorie diet serving amounts

MyPlate 2000 Calorie Diet

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