Government Unveils Replacement Icon for Food Pyramid

At a news conference on June 2, First Lady Michelle Obama, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveiled the replacement icon for the USDA's food pyramid. Called MyPlate, it features four labeled sections: Vegetables, Grains, Fruits and Protein, along with a separate circle representing a glass labeled Dairy. The Grains and Vegetables sections are somewhat larger than the other two sections of the plate to indicate that consumers should eat more of these categories.<

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