Growing up with the Pyramid, it is hard to say good bye to something that has in been in our nutritional guide system for decades.
But as of June 2, 2011, the USDA has given the Food Pyramid the boot and served us our new Food Plate. By far, it is much easier to grasp and understand than that pyramid. Gosh, the darn triangle was running out of space for all of the stuff we need to eat that it was becoming obese itself!
Nonetheless, things change with time and this seems to be a good one! Let's hope it works well and they don't end up adding two more plates and a martini glass.
Source: NPR Radio & USDA