Nutrition news: USDA’s ‘MyPlate’ doesn’t go far enough

The USDA’s MyPlate icon, aimed at providing Americans with easy-to-understand information about how to eat healthy, is an improvement on the old food pyramid but lacks certain key ingredients, said Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), on the WBUR show “Radio Boston” on November 30, 2011.

“The new plate just doesn’t provide the detail of information that people need to make healthy choices,” said Willett. He discussed Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, which fixes the flaws in MyPlate.

Listen to Walter Willett on WBUR’s Radio Boston

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