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Food Pyramid Replaced by MyPlate; USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama Unveil New Design

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Uploaded on Jun 2, 2011

Say goodbye to the food pyramid; say hello to MyPlate. The USDA is scrapping the decades-old nutrition guide in favor of a new icon shaped ... like a plate. First Lady Michelle Obama, whose Let's Move campaign is aimed at fighting obesity, helped unveil the new design. ;The original U.S. food pyramid appeared in 1992, and a more confusing, prismatic update was released in 2005. Nutritionists have long lamented the counterintuitive nature of the pyramid, particularly the fact that sugars and sweets appeared at the top.

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