June 2nd, 2011
Get out your carrot sticks and broccoli bits, the latest missive fired from the USDA on healthy eating finally elevates fruits and vegetables to the standing many believe they deserve.
Even the normally skeptical Center for Science in the Public Interest was excited by the new clarity on healthy priorities being offered by the U.S. government.
“While no one graphic can communicate every nuance of healthy eating, this easy-to-understand illustration will help people remember what their own plate should look like,” CSPI enthused. “It likely will shock most people into recognizing that they need to eat a heck of a lot more vegetables and fruits. Most people are eating about a quarter of a plate of fruits or vegetables, not a half a plate as recommended.”