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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
FDA guidelines: Food pyramid and food plate are fda guidelines for healthy eating. See this site for more information. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
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