Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Eat Your Plate.
In case you didn't hear, the US government has a new food icon for eating well. Marion Nestle has a great blog about it here.
I happen to think that this new icon is a huge improvement over the food pyramid.
Let's face it, when you looked at that pyramid did you have any idea how much of each food group you were supposed to eat??
With the plate, it's all so much clearer. The majority of your diet should be plant based, with a little meat and dairy on the side, not vice versa.
Still, as Nestle points out, there is room for improvement.
But at least it's a step in the right direction.