MyPlate vs. Healthy Eating Plate

I forgot exactly which article I pulled this image from (probably something from the Good magazine, one of the blogs I follow). But I found it just now in my files and wanted to share it as I’ve been seeing MyPlate frequently from some recent assignments.

This version improves over MyPlate in several aspects:

1. The “healthy” proportions of each food group are much more obvious here

2. The colors are actually logical

3. The names of each group hit the main points

4. Healthy oils are included

5. The tips are concise and don’t clutter the image.

Dairy is kind of left out here except in that note by the water, which makes me curious about the rationale behind discouraging milk/dairy. There’s probably something to it, since it’s the Harvard School of Public Health.

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