CFA Commends MyPlate Food Icon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled its new food guide icon - MyPlate. MyPlate encapsulates the recently released 2010 Dietary.  Guidelines for Americans in a retainable and easy-to-understand symbol showing the proper proportions of the various food groups depicted on a plate. The Canned Food Alliance looks forward to partnering with the USDA and others to help educate Americans on how to use MyPlate to create balanced meals and how canned foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean meats and seafood, soup and beans, provide nutritious, affordable, and convenient ways to fill their plates.

MyPlate highlights the fruit, vegetable, grain, protein and dairy food groups, depicting proper proportions of each. Shopping for canned fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, beans and grainbased soups can help Americans fill their plates with nutrition that is convenient, affordable and accessible year-round. The Canned Food Alliance created the "Canned Food Fills MyPlate" icon to help consumers incorporate more canned fruits and vegetables into the diet.