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The Food Pyramid Is Out, the Food Plate Is In

For many, we understand that we need to eat better. Maybe we need to put down more vegetables or fruit and less grain. But how much? Well, the U.S. Department of Agriculture thought it would be easier for us to understand if we actually saw what the portions looked like on our plate. They have launched a new website www.choosemyplate.gov. We've included the image here so you can see for yourself. We know there's an obesity problem in this country and maybe we just need a new way of looking at the problem. What do you think? Does this new image make it easier for you visualize proper eating and portions?

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Comment by hitched on June 15, 2011 at 3:10pm
Continuing the theme of eating better, the Los Angeles Unified School District has voted to stop offering chocolate and strawberry milk from schools as of July 1. Here's the full story.

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