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My "Fast Food" Plate

posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:02 PM by Karthik R   [ updated Apr 13, 2013, 4:11 PM ]
You may have heard of the USDA's new dietary recommendations, summarized at One of their main suggestions is to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. We wanted to see how a typical fast food meal measures up to the MyPlate. So we went to one of America's largest restaurant chains, and bought a small order of fries, hamburger, and soda. We arranged the food on a plate to correspond to the USDA's MyPlate diagram. Well, here it is!
As you can see, fast food has quite a large vegetable section, if french fries count, that is! Last we heard, cows weren't producing soft drinks, either. And fruits? I guess we forgot to pick up that slice of apple pie.