In its quest to have a more simplistic approach to healthy living, the USDA’s “MyPlate” left out a very important element that the “MyPyramid” included; Exercise! The figure walking up the stairs on the Pyramid symbolizes the importance of exercise along with healthy eating. It is important that we be reminded that healthy eating is only one part of preventing chronic illness and hypokinetic diseases. The other is exercise. I think the plate is great but maybe the USDA should have considered having a person jogging holding the plate up in the air. I can’t imagine why exercise was left out. Any ideas?