by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist
For a long time the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been studying what Americans need to eat to be healthy and creating a symbol to illustrate their recommendations. On June 2, they revealed the newest symbol, MyPlate, to visually represent the 2010 recommendations.
This symbol has morphed over the years. From 1916–1930’s, there was "Food for Young Children" and "How to