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Crumbling, confusing Food Pyramid replaced by a Plate

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June 3, 2011

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Carla Préstamos Rápidos
February 17, 2012

I’m still more or less my-plate method and it feels really bad, but occasionally I spend a bit with the milk fat and abandonment.

January 16, 2012

Most people who wants to be healthy and physically fit make their own diet plans for the whole week, avoiding foods, etc.

Heather Smith
January 4, 2012

This is a good post, It offers information on portion sizes and sends the message that a balanced meal should be at least half vegetables and fruits.My plate is better than than the food pyramid.

Alessandro Zamboni
December 11, 2011

Wow, the idea to change the old pyramid it’s great, and it’s even more clear for anyone in need of remembering the food to get and the food to leave.

Thanks and see you soon,
Alessandro

CATRYNA
December 9, 2011

Whether they use the pyramid or the plate doesn’t make much difference, if they have the amounts of the different varieties of food wrong. They still have grains or cereals at a huge 25% and just about the same for vegetables. Really, vegetable or vegetation should be more like 75%, with meat at 10-15% and fruit and grains (if grains at all) making up the difference. Fruit and grains should be listed right there with sweets. Think about the breakdown of food, the makeup of grains, vegetation and meat and how our bodies work and digest and you’ll get it right.

Diana
December 8, 2011

Eating healthy means roasting instead of frying!
Yes, avoid all the oil and savor the natural juices of food.
Before beginning your steamed/ roasted diet, you should first find out how to roast a whole chicken, that way, it’s not gonna be a “hit or miss”.

James
December 8, 2011

I make sure to make half my plate fruits and vegetables.
I also half my grains whole grains, and I’ve recently switched to fat-free or low-fat milk. Here’s to a new me!!!!

James

December 8, 2011

This is great. I always been confuse on the food pyramid now it’s a bit more simple. Super like.

Tomi
December 4, 2011

All they running around is hard to eat healthy when you don’t have time to prepare your own food.

Michelle
October 26, 2011

I think “My plate” is a great idea to help people know what should be in theirs. It is not always easy to eat healthy when life is moving so fast. We don’t have too much time to prepare meals and half the time we don’t know what is a portion of vegetable or grain product and how many we should have per day. My way of keeping healthy is to use a tool which allows me to build my own food guide and make or find a healthy recipe from that. It tells me how much portions I am supposed to eat. It also let you pick the food you like and says what quantity is a portion.

Mike
October 23, 2011

The plate is a better option but the important thing hear is knowing what healthy foods fall in these categories. It is crucial to understand healthy proteins,carbs,and fats in order to make this work. Educating parents and children is the first step to eliminating obesity.

Mike
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Todd
September 26, 2011

Interesting. I did not know they converted to a food plate. It does have some advantages in my opinion.

Todd

John
September 26, 2011

Still foolish. Still owned by the corn and soy growers assn. One day, some day, maybe, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat will be recognized as the primary fuel for most humans. Until then, it is still just an effort to keep us alive as cheaply as possible. Know that the first step to health is reducing insulin demand and removing any food to feed cancer.

John @ http://health.tnafa.org/

Tim
September 22, 2011

I think another thing they neglected to mention was that multi grain is better than single grain because of the fact that multi grain does not trigger the insulin response in the same way as say whole wheat bread does.

Tim

Shawn
September 16, 2011

Hard to believe any nutrition guideline that puts dairy on it, given the independent research about dairy.
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Vincent DelMonte Fan
September 3, 2011

If it is a good plan then it is worth to try, we can never say its the best when not tested by a lot of people. Anyhow, smart idea on this myplate. I’m willing to listen.
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Catherine Lin
August 26, 2011

The idea of plate is good, but not very clear. For example, in the pyramid, I can know how n=many servings should be intaken for protein, carbonhydrate, or fat. But I can not see the portion for every category. Can you explain more about that and make it mopre practical to be used for public? Thank you.

philip hendon
August 24, 2011

Coming from the UK I haven’t seen the UK version but I think it is a great idea, anything that can get people to eat a much more rounded diet has got to be a good thing. Like some of the other comments I also believe what is put into the food is very important as I believe this equally has a bearing on our diets and healthy eating habits.

P.J. Skerrett
August 24, 2011

Philip — You can see the U.K. version, called the Eatwell plate, at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.aspx.

pjs

philip hendon
September 2, 2011

Followed the link you posted thanks, my first reaction is it is not as easy to follow as the US version!

August 24, 2011

Hard to believe any nutrition guideline that puts dairy on it, given the independent research about dairy.

Marc Azada
August 23, 2011

I like the food plate better than the food triangle. It is easier to understand and I’m sure the kids would understand it as well.

Shawn
August 11, 2011

I understand the importance of healthy eating and that some foods are healthier than others. But what is acceptable to eat today, may be bad tomorrow. I think there needs to be more focus portioning and eating the fewest processed foods possible. (i.e. canned foods, desserts, etc.) However, I like the plate. I think it is easier to visualize than a triangle, especially for young people.

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Tom
August 9, 2011

It is about time the food pyramid was replaced. I like the new design, much simpler and conveys a message of well balanced and healthy eating. Great article!

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Lawren
July 2, 2011

Hard to believe any nutrition guideline that puts dairy on it, given the independent research about dairy.

PRORehab
June 23, 2011

I like it! This is much more realistic and attainable.
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DonaldKiefer
June 21, 2011

The new presentation of this food pyramid is much better than how it used to be. It is simpler and very understandable in a way that even little kids won’t be bothered on getting the meaning of it.It is just superb!
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Bob Coffield
June 8, 2011

Check out the Portion Plate designed by BeBetter, a company based in Charleston WV where I practice health care law. BeBetter has been selling these plates since at least 2008 when I first became aware that they were selling these plates to help educate adults and children on better portion control. One the features that isn’t built into the new MyPlate is the size/portions that you should eat. The Portion Plate includes these by adding standard images to help visualize the size you should eat – for example a baseball size portion of fruits.

Kay
June 7, 2011

If only they’d used the words “whole grains” instead of just “grains” it would be pretty darn good.

Ed
June 6, 2011

Still foolish. Still owned by the corn and soy growers assn. One day, some day, maybe, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat will be recognized as the primary fuel for most humans. Until then, it is still just an effort to keep us alive as cheaply as possible. Know that the first step to health is reducing insulin demand and removing any food to feed cancer. The next step is to supply all, repeat, all the nutrients to all the cells in your body. Look again at the Krebs cycle and figure out how to do that and you will know what reverse aging is all about. Good luck, good health.
Ed

dean reinke
June 4, 2011

Heard some good humor on this on the radio. This is not 3 dimensional so you can pile your meats as high as you want and still meet the plate size portion.

Mj
June 3, 2011

I actually like it. It’s generic enough that I can more easily individualize counsel according to a person’s specific needs — age, ethnic/cultural background, SES, health priorities, etc. It’s an ‘icon’, not an instruction chart. It’s best used as a visual that can guide folks, kind of subconsciously, to focus on the basics (hence no place for ‘junk’ anywhere to be seen), but it needs, for sure, someone to embellish and explain the ‘details’. Which, imo, is GOOD — because that means whoever is doing the initial counselling will be sure to somehow follow-up to aasess compliance, understanding, results. The key to change Americans’ frightful eating habits is to do as much follow-up as educating.

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