You’ll recall that nutrition experts like Marion Nestle were none too pleased with the USDA’s revision of the food pyramid in June, which is no longer a pyramid but a plate. Now the smarty pants over at the Harvard School of Public Health have put together a plate of their own, called the Healthy Eating Plate, that they say is superior to the USDA’s MyPlate in every possible way. Oh, it is so on.
How’s the Harvard one better? Well, instead of just saying “Protein” like the MyPlate graphic does, the Harvard version says “Healthy Protein” and provides an explanation of what that means: “Choose fish, poultry, beans, and nuts; limit red meat; avoid bacon, cold cuts, and other processed meats.” Take that, USDA!
You’ll also note that the Harvard team has replaced the “Dairy” glass with one that says “Water” and actually recommends limiting dairy intake to one or two glasses a day. OH SNAP!
What. You got somethin’ to say, USDA? What.
Has Harvard Found a Way to Improve the USDA’s MyPlate Logo? [Marion Nestle/Atlantic]
Earlier: A Plateful of Reactions to MyPlate, the New Food Un-Pyramid