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Healthy Eating Plate

June 5, 2017

The Healthy Eating Plate was created by Harvard Health Publishing and nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. It offers more specific and more accurate recommendations for following a healthy diet than MyPlate, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Service. In addition, the Healthy Eating Plate is based on the most up-to-date nutrition research, and it is not influenced by the food industry or agriculture policy.

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For more information on healthy eating

Healthy Eating: A guide to the new nutrition 

Scientific evidence has shown that what you eat can reduce your risk for developing heart disease and diabetes, and ward off some forms of cancer, hypertension and osteoporosis. The special health report provides the latest thinking on the food-health connection and expert guidance on the best foods to incorporate into your diet for optimal health. Learn more.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

The book features eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; an explanation of why weight control is still the single most important factor for long-term health; and menu plans and brand-new recipes that make it even easier to reinvent your diet. Learn more.

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Questions and Answers about the Healthy Eating Plate

Comparison of the Healthy Eating Plate and the USDA's MyPlate

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Read the Healthy Eating Plate press release

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