iReport: Design your 'MyPlate'
June 2nd, 2011
03:15 PM ET
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has replaced the food pyramid with a more user-friendly plate icon to help Americans make healthy food choices.

We want to know what your ideal plate looks like. Our editor, Kat, created her version, which consists of some not-so-healthy helpings of fried okra, cherry pie, cheese grits, pulled pork, and a glass of scotch.

So, health repercussions aside, show us what your ‘MyPlate’ would look like. Turn your plate into a piece of art and send it to CNN iReport by Sunday at 5 p.m. EST. Your plate may be featured on Eatocracy, so let’s get creative!

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  1. nina786

    hmmm...a blank template ya....:)

    June 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  2. Bull Filler

    Laugh it up people, I wonder if you'll be laughing when you're in the hospital after a heart attack and your health care provider denies you coverage for all or part of your care. It sure will seem hilarious then, won't it? Yee haw!!

    June 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  3. Zippernips

    WOW...fried okra, cherry pie, cheese grits, pulled pork, and a glass of scotch? Kat... MARRY ME!!!

    June 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  4. Bill Fuller

    tequila. Damn keyboard!

    June 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  5. Bill Fuller

    Pulled pork = meat, slaw = veg, tortillas = starch, tomatillo-avocado salsa = fruit, tequilla = dairy. MMMMMMM!

    June 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  6. IdiocracyInFullEffect

    And so begins the spiral into Idiocracy.

    June 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  7. david

    i'd like to know how much $ the gov't is wasting on this.

    June 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
    • Justin

      They spent $2 million to adjust it into a plate and create necessary pamphlets and such for training and re-education...

      June 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  8. Marrow

    my plate will look like a pyramid, a great heap of seared meat and rice. Vegetables are for bunnies, fruit is for parrots and monkeys. Milk is for babies. I don't drink water, fish poop in it.

    June 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • by12on

      add in an ice cream sundae and im there.

      June 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  9. EveryDayFitGourmet

    Love this as we can visualize a "plate" and what to put on it. And also the related "fist of food" concept when eating meat so we don't overdo it on portions! Portions and right balance of Protein/Carbs/Vegetables/Fat is key but gotta keep it practical and easy to follow which the "Plate" concept does!

    June 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  10. Mildred

    Does someone have a blank template?

    June 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • Mahmoud El-Darwish

      I can post one for us if you like.

      June 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
      • Rod Venger

        Would you?

        June 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
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