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Family Matters: MyPlate


For the past few years we have referred to MyPyramid as our food guide. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has transformed the guide from a pyramid to a plate. MyPlate is divided into 4 sections; fruit, vegetables, protein and whole grains. Off to the side is a circle representing dairy. A plate is a better representative of what your meal should look like regularly.

A nutritious meal is made up of a plate half full of vegetables and fruit, with a lean protein, a whole grain and a low fat dairy product. Everyone has their own personal plate based on their age, health and physical activity. Check out choosemyplate.gov to get a personalized plan just for you!

 

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