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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday.

The new image, expected to be unveiled Thursday, is meant to help remind Americans to make healthy food choices.

“We presume that it will be divided into sections that will show you how much of different types of foods you should be eating,” said Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent, about the plate image.

The Food Guide Pyramid was introduced in 1992 and replaced in 2005 by MyPyramid.

“The pyramid, to put it gently, is not considered a great public health success,” said Cohen. “It was confusing and divided into lots of intricate sections.”

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