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June 1, 2011 | 1 minute read

Plates Not Pyramids: Helping Americans Eat Healthfully

http://www.aicrblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/NAP-graphic-full.jpgThere’s been lots of speculation about the new consumer tool USDA plans to unveil this Thursday. Most predict a plate will be used to help Americans understand what a healthy diet looks like.

AICR has used the plate as a visual tool for over a decade. It’s one of our most popular diet tools – the New American Plate (NAP).  Eating the New American Plate way means filling at least 2/3 of your plate with whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans and 1/3 or less of your plate with animal protein – meat, fish, poultry and dairy. Health professionals tell us they love the visual way of explaining how to follow a healthy diet that is also cancer protective.

You can read about our plate program and learn how to transition to a NAP way of eating. You can also take the New American Plate Challenge by following our weekly challenges to move toward the New American Plate way of eating. Go here to see the weekly challenges and use the tips and tools to eat smarter and move more.

Do you like the plate as a tool for healthier eating?

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