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America Promotes Healthy Eating | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Kudos to the USDA (United States Department of A...

America Promotes Healthy Eating | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Kudos to the USDA (United States Department of A...

USDA Food Plate displays dietary recommendations on ChooseMyPlate.gov. Kudos to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) for putting out new dietary recommendations that, seemingly, aren’t likely to sit well with Big Food . “Enjoy your food, but eat less”, “Drink water instead of sugary drinks”, “Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables”, proclaims the new USDA dietary website. ChooseMyPlate.gov was rolled out this week as the controversial Food Pyramid was replaced by the Food Plate. “The plate does a better job of reflecting current thinking about healthy diets than previous guides. Its four sectors are unequal. Vegetables get the most space, and dairy – a discretionary choice – is off to the side”, wrote nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle in the San Francisco Chronicle . “You are to pile half your plate with fruit and vege...

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