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Miami Food Pyramid Stresses Pork Fat and Vodka -- and Some Real Data Too

marked the official retirement of the oft-avoided USDA Food Pyramid that has been haunting sugar and grease-loving Americans since 1992.

The new symbol for portion-control divides a plate into sections based on rough estimates of how much protein, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains a person should consume in one day.

Since the new model is helping those who have trouble using a measuring cup, we thought we'd offer locals a straightforward guide to the foods on their plates, after the jump.

Miamians know how to eat well and keep things under control.
Miamians know how to eat well and keep things under control.
Graphics by Alexandra Leon
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