The MyPlate icon does not include enough details, leaving people with questions such as how to include more whole grains in their diet and the definition of lean protein, says registered dietitian Elizabeth Ward, author of "MyPlate for Moms: How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better." Ward says proteins should have a lot of nutrients for the calories, such as in salmon and turkey, and she suggests eating more beans and peas and selecting grains that list main ingredients such as whole wheat, brown rice, bulgur or whole oats.

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