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An average meal in the United States has
too many calories and too much fat, cholesterol, animal protein, salt, and
sugar. It is missing whole grains and fresh fruits and doesn't have enough
For a suggested dinner, use a smaller plate (9 in.). Divide your plate into four parts to see how much space each
food should take.
MyPlate is the U.S. government's food guide. It can help you make your own well-balanced eating plan. It is available online at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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