New Food Pyramid

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

food pyramidAfter years of waiting a new food pyramid has finally been created! First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will unveil a new food icon that will serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. The new food icon will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand recommendations, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources. When: Today June 2, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. EDT
The 2010 White House Child Obesity Task Force called for simple, actionable advice to equip consumers with information to help them make healthy food choices. As a result, USDA will be introducing the new food icon to replace the MyPyramid image as the government’s primary food group symbol. It will be an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPyramid will remain available to interested health professionals and nutrition educators in a special section of the new website. Follow the event live on Twitter – Follow us @USDA

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