It takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit.
The new food icon came out today that will replace the old 2005 food pyramid. It will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative from the USDA that provides consumers with easy-to-understand recommendations, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources.
As a result of the 2010 White House Child Obesity Task Force call for simple, actionable advice to equip consumers with information to help them make healthy food choices, the USDA has come up with this new food icon. The food icon will replace the MyPyramid image as the government's primary food group symbol and will be consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The new food icon should be used by families living with type 2 diabetes as a daily reminder of how to eat healthy.