Jun 21, 2021
Ten years ago, when a pyramid of food was too confusing, USDA updated the Federal nutrition symbol to become MyPlate – a simple graphic that serves as a general healthy eating guide on what and how much to eat from each of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. According to K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter, MyPlate is a visual reminder that we need to eat a variety of foods from each food group.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.