You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Eat Drink Better My Plate: Real Food vs. USDA Guidelines My Plate: Real Food vs. USDA Guidelines by Becky Striepe July 2, 2011, 3:00 am The folks at Civil Eats shared an excellent infographic breaking down the new USDA My Plate guidelines and giving real food nutrition tips. What I liked best about their analysis is that they take on the obvious influence from food industry lobbyists in favor of real life, healthy advice. The graphic shows you how to avoid unhealthy foods and re-interprets the My Plate graphic, like encouraging you to drink water with your meals instead of dairy and focusing on fresh, whole foods rather than processed options. Here’s the graphic from Civil Eats: [click for a full-sized version] Image Credits: My Plate image via USDA Infographic via Civil Eats See more Previous article Celebrating the Peach at the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market Next article Local Berry Picking: Sustainable Fun For The Whole Family! One Comment Leave a Reply I appreciate that they sent out tips in connection with the new dietary design. The vibrant colors makes it enticing as well, all in all, good job to them. Hopefully it would positively change more than a few people’s lifestyles. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.