thedailywhat:

Dumbed-Down Dietary Guidelines of the Day: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s familiar Food Pyramid has officially been put out to pasture, replaced by a pie chart plate chart that aims to simplify the government’s recommended dietary guidelines.

“Parents don’t have the time to measure out exactly three ounces of chicken or to look up how much rice or broccoli is in a serving,” First lady Michelle Obama said today at the unveiling of the MyPlate campaign

What’s different? More fruits and veggies (half a plate), less meat (which has been renamed “protein”). “We hope this will lead to the behavior changes, which is really what we need,” said the USDA’s deputy director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Robert C. Post.

The MyPlate website offers a look back [pdf] at the various incarnations of the USDA’s food guide graphics.

[npr / usn / eater.]

Interesting - new dietary guidelines on MyPlate

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    You have no idea how many times I’ve seen this damn chart in the past week. I’m doing a project on convincing people to...
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    Food pyramid or this, I have… reservations. When the food pyramid was created, the dairy industry lobbied to have dairy...
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    food pyramid was awkward as hell. the plate is simple and makes a lot more sense!
  6. owlsandelephants reblogged this from quelola and added:
    ^^^^excellent point^^^^
  7. quelola reblogged this from tierracita and added:
    How is it “Dumbed-Down” just because it’s easier to understand? Something being more universally accessible and able for...
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    Someday my kids will never know what a food pyramid was.
  9. earnmybody reblogged this from oootter and added:
    The MyPlate website offers a look back [pdf] at the various incarnations of the USDA’s food guide graphics.
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  12. ffadingvibes said: You can improve this by taking out grains and making fruits smaller
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    If this is a real plate, I’m buying it for Nate.
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    Why do I find this humorous?
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    where the fuck are the FATS, OILS & SWEETS?!?!?! not to mention who’s gonna eat fruits and vegetables together at every...
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    YESSSSS!! Diet na us!! :D
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    What happened to the plain old four food groups?
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