MyPlate for Older Adults

Another plate is coming your way! This time it is designed to guide older adults in choosing a healthy diet and lifestyle. Consistent with the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidlines, it includes icons for physical activity, adequate fluid intake, plenty of easy-to-prepare fruits and vegetables, low-sodium, low-sugar options, and salt alternatives. Check out MyPlate for Older Adults.PositiveTip:…

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U.S. Government Replaces the Dietary Pyramid with a New Icon

Last week U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a new dietary guideline icon called MyPlate. This replaces the MyPyramid which many complained was too complicated to follow. This simple, uncomplicated symbol is designed to help people think about their food choices in order to lead a healthier life.PositiveTip: How is…

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