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USDA redesign food pyramid

on Thursday,June 02,2011 23:06

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The food pyramid has been around since 1992, and it is now is going to be an entirely new design, according to the New York Times.

The Obama administration decided to toss out the idea of a food pyramid and is now simplifying it by putting it on a plate. The intention of the new design is to for consumers to easily understand the basics of eating healthy, according to the news source.

This new design is welcome among nutritionists because the previous design did not distinguish between what was healthy for you in the categories, according to the media outlet.

"It’s going to be hard not to do better than the current pyramid, which basically conveys no useful information," Walter C. Willett, the chairman of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health, told the newspaper.

According to CBS News, the focus of the new graphic design is to convey to individuals that they should drink water instead of sugary drinks, have your plate be half full with fruit and vegetables and to not forget about sodium in certain meals.

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