The USDA has food pyramid that many of us are familiar with has been trashed for good, being replaced by the Nutrition Plate. Featuring seemingly arbitrarily sized quarter-plate portions, the Nutrition Plate found at ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends helping portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and a noticeably smaller serving of dairy.
What about sweets? Oils? Fats? Their absence from the plate is logical and fits in with the USDA’s recommendation that we “enjoy our food but eat less” and “avoid oversized portions.”
Head on over to the new USDA website for a forkful of nutritional guidance.