the USDA food guide through the ages

June 3, 2011

in wellness

the USDA launched a new image to guide our eating. it’s a simple plate, with fruits and vegetables taking up half of it. meat isn’t called out on it and dairy is on the sidelines—almost a footnote. you can see the evolution on the choosemyplate.gov site. they’ve posted a guide to the guide.

food for fitness, a daily food guide (1956-1970s)

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