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What is MyPlate?

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MyPlate replaced the food pyramid. It comes from the U.S. government as a way to picture what to put on your plate.

Eating the MyPlate way means filling half your plate with vegetables and fruits, adding slightly more veggies than fruits. You should fill the other half with lean protein and grains, using slightly more grain than protein.

From: What Is MyPlate? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA: "MyPlate Background," "Dietary Guidelines 2010."

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "MyPlate Food Guide."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA: "MyPlate Background," "Dietary Guidelines 2010."

Choose MyPlate.gov.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "MyPlate Food Guide."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on October 22, 2017

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