I must interrupt my promised slew of summer-themed blog posts to report some very exciting news: THE USDA HAS UNVEILED ITS NEW FOOD ICON! No, no, no I’m not talking about the next Tony the Tiger or adorable talking doughboy. Something MUCH more hip: a plate!
The USDA has been doing some spring cleaning and announced today it will be throwing out the myriads of different food pyramid variations we’ve all been raised on, and will replace it with a cool new icon: a dinner plate. It is designed to help us easily visualize what and how much we should be eating.
Another cool thing the USDA is trying this time around: feedback. We are all invited to take pictures of our plates and share them on Twitter: http://www.flickr.com/people/usdagov/. Now’s your chance to show off that fancy healthy meal of kale you’ve worked so hard to prepare! Next Blog: Summer event --Farmers Markets and local eating