I have told several friends and family that, after Thanksgiving, I am planning to give up diet Coke, desserts, and alcohol. I am going to make an effort to eat healthier by limiting my fast food intake and making better choices when I eat.
So what does eating better look like?
Recently, the USDA changed their decades-old approach to nutrition advice. The famous food pyramid was replaced by my plate.
In an apparent critique of the new USDA recommendations, Harvard School of Public Health produced an alternative version of my plate, the Healthy Eating Plate.
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Harvard's website states that the Healthy Plate is based on the most current and best science. One example is the difference in recommended dairy intake. The USDA recommends dairy with every meal. The Harvard version recommends water, coffee or tea, with limited dairy intake. Further details are provided on the Harvard School of Public Health website.