Thursday, June 2, 2011
The old pyramid is gone. Remember when Mom always said clean your plate?
Well, now the government has offered a simpler way to suggest how we should eat, showing the food categories on a plate. The pic shows veggies as the largest category, followed by fruit, then protein and grains.
Yes, it's just a guide but... will anyone use it? But for kids especially, it's a good guideline. And maybe the real power is in Mom's hands - she can keep the graphic nearby as an extra argument against that snack or dessert. Like reading the crazy calorie count on a menu and deciding on something else. Think it would work?
** Download a short list of eating guidelines Choose My Plate.gov