viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

Goodbye, food pyramid; hello, dinner plate

The US government launched a campaign last week to encourage Americans to fill up half their diet with fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugary drinks and oversized portions.

My Plate lines up with the government's dietary guidelines released in January, which stress:

Balance Calories
Enjoy your food, but eat less.
Avoid oversized portions.

Foods to Increase
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1 percent) milk.
Make at least half of your grains whole grains.

Foods to Reduce
Compare sodium (salt) in foods like soup, bread and frozen meals. Choose foods with lower numbers.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Read the full article on PBS.

The New York Times also published an article on the same topic a few days ago. You can read it here.