Just a new months ago, the USDA released its new food guide for Americans called “MyPlate” which replaced the old Food Guide Pyramid published in 1992. Since its release, MyPlate has created a great deal of controversy in the field of nutrition, public health, and among the population at large. Many food experts and the general public feel that it is too simplistic and does not provide concrete food and serving size recommendations. Others feel that the Plate offers a better visual understanding of the components of a healthy, well-balanced meal versus the former Food Guide Pyramid.
To add heat to this already hot debate, Harvard School of Public Health just came out with its own version of MyPlate, called the Healthy Eating Plate. They suggest that their model provides better nutrition education to Americans.
See what you think!
Gail Wikler, RD, CDN