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Benefits news: Nutrition 101

Mar 11, 2016

It has been a few years since the two-decade-old food "pyramid" got the ax, and few nutritionists mourn its loss. With so many food options available, it is often difficult to determine the best foods to put on our plates when building a healthy meal.

To resolve this, the food pyramid was replaced with Choose MyPlate as an uncomplicated icon to help remind us to think about our food choices. The plate is meant to give the population a fast and simple understanding to the basics of a healthy diet. Most American's do not consume enough servings of produce on a daily basis. The plate shows that fifty percent of your meal should consist of fruits and vegetables. The other two plate wedges show grains, and a smaller portion of protein. Beside the plate is a small circle that represents dairy. 

Choose healthy options from each food group to fill your plate with a healthy meal.    

Learn more about Nutrition, Dining Out Healthfully, Avoiding the "Hangerys", Vitamin Deficiency Testing, delicious recipes and more in this month's Delta Health Systems Newsletter.

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