Has Harvard Found a Way to Improve the USDA's MyPlate Logo?

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Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health have come up with a new Healthy Eating Plate as an alternative to USDA's MyPlate released last June.

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For an explanation, see the Harvard group's press release. Harvard intends this as an explicit challenge to the USDA's version:

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Recall my deconstruction of the USDA plate when it first came out.

I'd love to hear what you think of the Harvard version.

Is it better? Likely to be more effective?

Weigh in, please.

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Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and Pet Food Politics. More

Nestle also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her most recent book is Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat. She writes the Food Matters column for The San Francisco Chronicle and blogs almost daily at Food Politics.

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