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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Food Pryamid Turns into Plate!

Big news was announced and will be unveiled today that the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of the Pyramid icon and replacing it with a plate visual (Food Pyramid to be Replaced). The pyramid has been around for a long time so this is big news.

I like the idea. When you think about the fact that most our meals are eaten off a plate, it can only be helpful to have a visual reminder of the types of food that should be placed on the plate. With the obesity rate soaring and so many of us challenged with eating the right foods in the right proportions, this is a welcome attempt to better guide us.

Scientific American just posted an article discussing the positives and negatives of this change (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article). It highlights the issues well, I think.

Now for the unveiling of the new image....