Introducing... the new... drumroll, please.... My plate !!
So, the latest is that the USDA has now rolled out its new recommendations on nutrition in a simplified manner. They have now replaced the food pyramid (which has been around for many, many years) with this plate that really makes nutrition much more simple.
It has been heavily criticized by some and defended by others already, in just its first week of debut. But the reality is that the American people needed something more direct and easier for not only busy parents but kids and teens to capture.
|●||Enjoy your food, but eat less.|
|●||Avoid oversized portions.|
|Foods to Increase|
|●||Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.|
|●||Make at least half your grains whole grains.|
|●||Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.|
|Foods to Reduce|
|●||Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals ― and choose the foods with lower numbers.|
|●||Drink water instead of sugary drinks.|