Thursday, June 2, 2011
Choose My Plate
The new graphic replacing the USDA's pyramid has been revealed today along with a (new?) website, http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. I really like the new look of the graphic. It's simple to understand and visually appealing. I browsed around the site and they also have some really useful tools like a food tracker, foodepedia and meal plans for the likes of preschoolers, moms to be and the general population. Now, they don't give you recipes, but they do tell you how many cups/ounces/etc you should be getting of a particular food group each week. This is based on your age, gender, height, weight and physical activity. I will definitely be checking out the food plan for moms-to-be when I get pregnant.