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Well are you getting set to head to a barbecue this Memorial Day weekend -- if you are you that would pay attention to this because the US government is abolishing the food pyramid that we've always learned about in school.
Teaching you what to -- the different food groups and such.
It's going away -- its place.
It is going to be the food plate this is a brand new system that the government is hoping -- -- to encourage healthy eating and let people know.
What about portions to eat joining us is one of our medical -- team is doctors -- -- -- It's good to see you thanks very much for being here this holiday.
With all this great food that we haven't haven't part of us because Fox's.
Kind enough to feed those of us working thanks Memorial Day so we thought we would sort of stand your by the food.
I don't know where all of my colleagues are they -- -- think you'll -- a minute ago but what's the idea behind changing this system because I remember learning about it when I was in school.
Nutritious just so glad that we're getting rid of the food pair impairment because you know it's difficult people to understand and it's difficult even the official concept of -- understand really what's -- servings of fruits.
What's ten you know six servings of Brad.
And -- it's a very difficult concept for people to to grasp and then put into their daily life.
So what they've done is at supposedly they have revealed -- yet is bring out at dinner plate which I think is great in regards to the visual concept of it.
So how much would you put on your food and you played every day.
What should be fruits and vegetables what should be proteins and what should be best of friends.
The other thing too that's good about this new concept.
Is that distinguishing between white flower and white white -- products.
-- -- wheat products of the food pyramid makes no discrimination that we really want people to eat wheat whole wheat.
And multi -- They're also encouraging people to drink water instead of sugary drinks play.
There's going to be some encouragement for people to get out and exercise exactly and also too when you're using dairy products to use the low fat version verses the full preparation so I don't know how all of this -- workers who we have some barbecue short ribs here.
That's a macaroni and cheese and bake -- -- we do have some -- FedEx -- -- -- we have -- couple vegetables you know to go.
What they're saying with the -- so when you're putting up -- -- this would take up half of the -- the fruits and vegetables would take up half of the plate.
Excluding the calls which has mayonnaise on it can -- and -- then the proteins as well.
Beans are also very good because they have good source of fiber and protein as well -- for vegetarians it's a good source of proteins.
The macaroni and seen him -- got to do it.
-- -- that don't wanna play -- -- a -- that makes up about had a good look at exactly what you got to get ready airplane you know I think there.
Probably some people out there like you know what -- we don't need the government we don't need a government agency teaching us.
What do you -- you we can make these kind of decisions for ourselves as a doctor what do you say.
Well I think we have seven educational tool for our children because you know this is not the answer to obesity for America we've got decades of a lifestyle.
That just leads us to over eat and eat all the wrong foods but we need to start with the children we need to educate them better about diet nutrition.
And then as parents we have to reinforce that and by having a tool that's easy for parents hate to use and understand and be able to show their kids I think it's -- -- point how.
All right let me get flagrantly here won't you help yourself as well we'll grab some of those -- I think that one of the most important things is about portion control -- we can learn about bat out of that -- to -- to teach me about that and I creates a more disciplined here.
Our rights of women have a a little I don't know little lunch plate for you gentlemen bring it -- for you in just a couple of minutes.
And here harris' hit asked for the Mac and cheese snack he got out of this I -- yeah.
I -- -- -- this holiday right a little bit and act out like a free pass on a holiday for the acted.
Absolutely today could start the diet tomorrow.
-- -- -- -- I have moon did the Mac and cheese did the Mac and -- a ligament -- a minute doctors and -- -- didn't see thanks very much a tank package you like.
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