Nightly News   |  June 02, 2011

'My Plate' replaces food pyramid

In the latest effort to get Americans to eat healthier foods, the federal government has scrapped the food pyramid in favor of a new nutrition icon called "My Plate." NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> first lady michelle obama replaced the long awaiting replacement for the food pyramid , introduced in 1992 . and did you ever know anyone who ate that way.

>> now we have a circle graphic called my plate, meaning this is how your plate should ideally look at any given meal. lots of fruits and vegetables with grains and proteins and a little circle for dairy at the corner.