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USDA MyPlate Explanation
To combat the alarmingly high obesity rates of children in America, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), under the initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama, has created a new way to help you eat right.
To replace the hard-to-decipher Food Pyramid, the USDA has made MyPlate – its successor – visually illustrative to help people keep track of how much to eat of each food group.
Their new site, ChooseMyPlate.gov, offers many new features such as healthy recipes, daily tips for healthy eating, and personalized diet plans based on your size, age, and activity level.
The USDA's Web site encourages people to make smart choices from every food group and to find a balance between eating right and exercising. Additional features of the site include:
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Updated By: Christopher Phan,
high school student writer
Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph.D.
Last Reviewed: October 2013
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ChooseMyPlate.gov: MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal.
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See our Carbohydrates article.