But instead of ditching the whole pyramid concept, a new and improved pyramid has entered the scene. Unveiled on April 19th by the United States Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, this new guide is now internet-savvy, providing personalized attention at www.MyPyramid.gov. Taking the best of the old (basically the pyramid shape) while adding some exciting new dimensions and features, "My Pyramid: Steps to a Healthier You" is a perfect complement to your already individualized BabyFit plan…and here are the highlights:
- In the new graphic, the overall shape is a pyramid—but so is each food group. This is to clarify that there are healthier choices amongst the foods in each group. The wider base of each group stands for foods with little fat and sugar. The tip of the pyramid represents foods with more added fats and sugar. At BabyFit, we have always encouraged lean meats, low fat dairy products, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.