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Food Pyramid Replaced by 'MyPlate' Icon Emphasizing Fruit, Vegetable, Grains, Protein and Dairy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled the federal government's new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

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