Service for One
Jan 09, 2012 04:48PM
● By Anonymous
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has instituted a “dish” of their own called MyPlate. But, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, it is still lacking. MyPlate, they contend, “fails to give people some of the basic nutrition advice they need to choose a healthy diet.”
The Harvard folks give a clear example of their point: “MyPlate encourages consumers to make dairy products a regular part of their meals. Yet research has shown little benefit, and considerable potential harm, of such high dairy intakes. Moderate consumption of milk or other dairy products—one to two servings a day—is fine, and likely has some benefits for children. But it’s not essential for adults, for a host of reasons. That’s why the Healthy Eating Plate recommends limiting milk and dairy products to one to two servings per day, and drinking water with meals instead.”
What we consume each day is one of the main factors determining the level of our body’s health. The Healthy Eating Plate’s use of up-to-date science and information combined with the beneficial tips provided in the diagram (such as sticking with whole grains and consuming as many varieties of vegetables as possible), could help us stay on the right dietary track. We especially like the positive, user-friendly tone. Go, Crimson!
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