If I had a nickel for every time I’ve written “about damn time” on this blog, I could probably pay off my student loans. Well, here’s another five cents to throw in the bucket.

mypyramid 4c - Food Pyramid to be Traded for a PlateAbout damn time! After almost twenty years, the USDA is retiring the well-meaning but confusing Food Pyramid and ushering in a new healthy-eating icon: The Dinner Plate.

The plate, which has been likened to a pie chart (oh, the irony), is meant to help educate consumers about the new dietary guidelines released in January. It will be unveiled on Thursday, June 2. Hopefully, it will be easier to understand than the food pyramid.

According to this article, it is rumored to consist of four colored sections representing fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. A smaller circle beside the plate is said to represent dairy.

Said Walter C. Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health, “It’s going to be hard not to do better than the current pyramid, which basically conveys no useful information.”

I love it. Can’t wait to see what the plate looks like!

Hope everyone’s post-holiday week is off to a good start. I’m playing catch up, prepping food for the week ahead and looking at apartments in a few different neighborhoods. Only a few more days to decide whether to stay or move!

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roasting vegetables= sort of productive