MyPlate: The USDA’s New Food Group Symbol
New food plate graphic launched to remind consumers to make healthy choices.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a new food symbol called MyPlate, that has been launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The simple design of a plate of food with separate portions of important food groups hopes to encourage people to prepare and eat balanced and healthy meals.
The USDA’s dietary guidelines for Americans aim to educate consumers about nutrition and health. Their recommendations include:
Balancing Calories ● Enjoy your food, but eat less. ● Avoid oversized portions.