The Harvard plate removes the cup of milk next to the USDA's plate — which seems to imply a serving of dairy with every meal — and adds a small bottle of oil, to represent heart-healthier oils. It also includes a lot more explanatory text, recommending whole grains in place of refined, and specifying that french fries do not count as a vegetable.
"It's probably a mix of science and powerful influence from agricultural interests," he said, "and this isn't a good recipe for healthy eating."
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What do you think of Harvard's version of the healthy plate? Is it an improvement?
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