6 New Healthy-Eating Rules (With The New Food Plate)

After two decades, it seems to be the end of the food pyramid. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled a new symbol — a plate — that replaces the widely recognized (and often criticized) icon that’s been advising American consumers on what to eat since the 1990's.

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Food Plate

Meats

The Vita Craft method of meat cooking will save you money.

Poultry

Vita craft is perfect for poultry

Fish dish

Fish & Seafood

Seafood is an excellent source of protein and is love in fat.

Soup Dish

Soups And Stews

When cooked with the Vita Craft way Soups and stews are high on the list of "comfort foods".

Salad 2

Appetizers & Salads

Appetizers can and should set a healthful tone for meas and parties.

New Food Rule 1: Eat the Most Nutrient-Dense Foods

Why the change: Americans consume far too many “empty calories” — those that lack good-for-you nutrients like whole grains, lean protein, vitamins, and minerals. “About 260 calories in a 2,000-calorie daily diet could be from indulgences like cookies or soda,” Robert Post, PhD, deputy director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion says. But the typical American eats closer to 600 to 800 empty calories a day.