WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Agriculture last week unveiled a new graphic that will replace its Food Pyramid. With a simpler, plate-shaped design, the new graphic is intended to offer a quick visual representation of a healthy diet. Half of the plate is filled with fruits and vegetables, and the other half is parceled out to grains and proteins.
Published by USDA in 1992, the original food guide pyramid became an iconic educational tool. Breads, cereals, rice and pasta