The Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Health Publications has created “a better version” of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate, calling it the Healthy Eating Plate.
The Healthy Eating Plate essentially takes the visual part of MyPlate — which “doesn’t offer much in the way of useful information,” Harvard Heart Letter editor P.J. Skerrett wrote in a blog post announcing Harvard’s plate — and adds short descriptions that elaborate on how much of what should be eaten.
The vegetables section says: “The more veggies — and the greater the variety — the better. Potatoes and french fries don’t count.”
The fruits section says: “Eat plenty of fruits of all colors.”
Beyond the blog post announcing the plate, the Harvard Health Publications website has a page dedicated to the Healthy Eating Plate.