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Move Over Food Pyramid – Say Hello to ‘MyPlate’

As we reported in April, the latest edition of the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available, and this week the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled its new food icon — called MyPlate — in ceremonies that included First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. The icon [...]

Understanding the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

If you’re the cook in your house, check this out: The seventh edition of the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published and is now available online, offering nutritional information — backed by evidence — with the goal of promoting good health and reducing the risk of disease. And because a third of [...]