Buh-bye Food Pyramid, Hello Healthy Plate


Remember the food pyramid? A couple of months ago, the USDA announced it’s official demise and replaced it with a more intuitive model — the healthy plate. The nutritionists at One Medical Group have been using the model of a healthy plate for years, so we thought we’d share our version.

In addition to ample amounts of vegetables, the foundation for a healthy meal consists of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, or PFC. If you build your plate like this one, you’ll feel full and satiated after every meal. Try it and let us know how you feel! And if you like it, share it on your web site or blog.

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  1. judy mcgarr says:

    I love this Ideal Plate handout and would like to share it with my clients!

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  3. Pam says:

    Would love to have this in a poster format!

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  5. Betsy says:

    Where’s the dairy?!

  6. Babs says:

    I need this in Spanish. por favor

  7. Judith Lopez says:

    I totally agree about the healthy plate versus the food pyramid!! Under the protein list you have rice under vegetarian proteins, what kind of rice will be a choice? I’m confused with this one. Thanks!!

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