WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin today unveiled the Federal
Government's New Food Icon that will replace old The Food Pyramid. Michelle
Obama is hoping that the new pie icon
will be simple enough to understand even for children at the elementary level.
U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin says, "This new tool can be a fun way to help individuals
and families make healthier meal choices.
I encourage all Americans to follow the new dietary guidelines and become familiar with the new icon
because it will serve as a compass to a healthy and fit nation."
Here are some Tips from the MyPlate.gov to get You On Track...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 — US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,
the federal government's evidence-based Nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity...
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
US Department of Health and Human Services
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Daily Reference Intakes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Reports (FDA)
Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health
Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacities of Common Foods in the United States.
The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center"
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