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MyPlate Replaces Food Pyramid

Image of the new U.S. Department of Agriculture MyPlate reminder to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) replaced the food pyramid with MyPlate.

MyPlate is a visual reminder to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. It also shows the other food groups that make a well-balanced meal: whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy. MyPlate is based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

ChooseMyPlate.gov has information on healthy eating and tools like the customizable Daily Food Plan and Food Tracker

Share what’s on your plate by taking a photo of your next meal. Then post it on Twitter using the hashtag #MyPlate.