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An average meal in the United States has too many calories and too much fat, animal protein, salt, and sugar. It is missing whole grains and fresh fruits and doesn't have enough vegetables.
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.
Current as of:
December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineRhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of: December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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