Loyola dietitian available to weigh in on what changes will mean for consumers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to replace the food pyramid with another symbol for healthy eating this week. The USDA will unveil a healthy eating plate on Thursday. The plate will be sliced into wedges, which represent the basic food groups. It will serve as a visual reminder of the quantity of fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains Americans should eat at each meal. Loyola University Health System dietitian Brooke Schanz, RD, is available to explain the new symbol and comment on how this will help to educate consumers about the basics of a healthy diet.
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