First Lady Michelle Obama and Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin unveiled the USDA’s new food icon, MyPlate. The icon is a departure from MyPyramid and serves as a quick, simple reminder to all consumers, built off of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for all Americans.
MyPlate is only the first step in a multi-year effort to raise awareness and educate consumers of every age, working closely with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
We all know that what we eat matters – MyPlate offers a visual reminder to make healthy food choices when you choose your next meal. MyPlate can help prioritize food choices by reminding us to make half of our plate fruits and vegetables and shows us the other important food groups for a well-balanced meal: whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy.
Check out this video announcing the new food icon, MyPlate: