RD: MyPlate offers little real guidance

10/30/2011 | SeattlePI.com

The U.S. government's MyPlate icon for dietary guidelines is easier to understand than the old Food Pyramid, but it still leaves people without guidance on what they should buy at the store, registered dietitian Timi Gustafson writes. She argues that the traffic-light labeling system used in Europe may be better because it clearly labels foods so consumers can easily see fat, sugar and salt content.

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