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To: kristinn

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Thursday, June 2, 2011.

http://www.cernahealth.com/usda-creates-new-%E2%80%9Cfood-pyramid%E2%80%9D-symbol-called-my-plate-2/

The USDA has created a new replacement symbol for the classic food pyramid – it is called “My Plate”. My Plate is the federal government’s new, simple symbol for what a healthy and nutritious American diet should look like according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

My Plate is designed to be a simple, easy guideline for every American to help them understand what a healthy meal should look like. The new image has had a positive reception, with people saying it is more useful and accurate than the previous food pyramid.

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S Department of Agriculture called it, “a clear and unmistakable message about what should be on the American plate.”

My Plate is a clear logo that focuses on vegetables, grains and fruits, showing limited protein and dairy portions. The protein portion accounts for less than a quarter of the plate, while the dairy portion is a small circle removed from the main plate which represents a glass of low-fat milk or cup of yogurt.

Alice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University's believes that the new plate symbol will be easier for older adults to comprehend. She says, “I hope [older Americans] will take it to heart because I think it will make a difference in their quality of life and in keeping them feeling good.”

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http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=38216

ALICE LICHTENSTEIN (Tufts University)
Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
(This person is no longer with ARS)

http://www.time.com/time/2004/obesity/speakers/lichtenstein.html

Dr. Alice Lichtenstein is the Stanley N. Gershoff professor of nutrition science and policy in the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. She is also senior scientist and director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

32 posted on 07/12/2011 7:43:50 AM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn

http://www.time.com/time/2004/obesity/speakers/lichtenstein.html

Dr. Alice Lichtenstein is the Stanley N. Gershoff professor of nutrition science and policy in the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. She is also senior scientist and director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

http://hnrc.tufts.edu/docs/HNRCA_Research_With_Impact.pdf

2009 Funding:

USDA 49%

Federal, Non-USDA 40%


39 posted on 07/12/2011 7:51:49 AM PDT by maggief
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