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If you went to school in the ‘90s, you’ll remember the food pyramid, which advised six to 11 servings of grains a day, three to five servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruit, two to three servings of dairy, two to three servings of protein and the use of fats, oils and sweets “sparingly.” However, the food pyramid was confusing. You see, two to three servings of meat was the maximum recommended, while two to four servings of fruit was the minimum. Also, what dictated a “serving” was less than clear. Today, the USDA uses MyPlate, which recommends a diet consisting of 30 percent grains, 40 percent vegetables, 10 percent fruits and 20 percent protein along with a side of dairy per day.