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My Healthy Plate to replace food pyramid in Singapore textbooks

Published on Jul 11, 2014 12:29 PM
 
Those interested in their diet will get a new tool called My Healthy Plate to help them make the best eating choices. -- PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - The healthy food pyramid, a nutrition guide that recommends how much of various food types people should eat each day, is being replaced here.

Instead, and those interested in their diet will get a new tool called My Healthy Plate to help them make the best eating choices.

The image shows half a plate of vegetables, a quarter of whole grains and another quarter of meat and proteins. It also reminds people to take healthier oils, choose water instead of sugary drinks, and stay active.

"The plate is a more visual concept that more people can relate to," said Parliamentary Secretary for Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, who launched the new initiative at the Health Promotion Board on Friday.

 
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