First lady unveils new food guidelines
June 2nd, 2011
12:36 PM ET

First lady unveils new food guidelines

In an effort to fight America’s obesity epidemic, first lady Michelle Obama Thursday unveiled a new way for Americans to look at food and food portions.  It's called MyPlate.

"We needed something useful, something simple," Mrs. Obama noted. "And that's why I like the MyPlate approach so much because when it comes to eating, what's more useful than a plate? "

Joining her in the announcement were Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.


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