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May272011

USDA to Unveil New Icon to Replace Food Pyramid

MyPyramid [dot] gov(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will say goodbye next week to its food pyramid icon, which depicts the government's recommended daily intake of various food groups.

The MyPyramid will be replaced with a new food icon that will be unveiled Thursday, June 2.  The new symbol "will be an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans," according to the USDA.

The USDA will also launch a new website, which will include more nutritional information, to coincide with the icon.

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