Great New Food Pyramid

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Michelle Obama and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack just unveiled a brilliant revision to the long standing US food pyramid. 

As expected, it emphasizes veggies, but surprisingly, and happily, it opens up the protein category beyond just meat and beans, calling it simply "protein," and has also expanded the milk portion to include all dairy products. This is exactly how I teach my kids to eat, and how I design my Sneaky Chef recipes as well.

Their practical and easy to use revision can be seen here, along with a good article by the Huffington Post on the topic.

Everyone will now be able to easily visualize ideal food proportions without having to consult a full color wall chart at every meal. Michelle Obama put it best when she said, "As long as our plates are half full of fruits and vegetables, and paired with lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, we're golden." 

Even nutrition watchdogs likes The Center for Science in the Public Interest are saying that it's a huge improvement, and so easy to understand that everyone will be able to remember what their own plate should look like.

Mrs. Obama got started on this revision as part of her Let's Move! campaign, aimed to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

I look forward to recommending this greatly simplified and practical tool to all of my readers. 

Enjoy in good health,


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