02 Jun '11, 5pm

Introducing your new food pyramid

Introducing your new food pyramid

Here's the USDA's new food guidelines, in an appropriate graphical form: the plate chart. (A pie chart would have too much refined sugar.) It lacks the mystical and ancient appeal of the food pyramid, but is perhaps more relevant to your daily food-eating life. (But is it kosher or something? Why is the dairy on a separate dish?) [Update : It's a glass of milk! I JUST got that.] The take-home messages are: Avoid oversized portions. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains whole grains. Switch to fat-free or 1 percent milk. Go for lower-sodium options. Drink water. Hard to argue with that. The USDA takes the plate thing a little far, though, demonstrating portion sizes by showing food on generic white dishes , with no size reference except a grid. (As cliche as "the size of a pack of playing cards" was, I can visualize that better than "tak...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-02-introducing-your-new...

Tweets

Obama Administration Abandons Food Pyramid

Obama Administration Abandons Food Pyramid

planetgreen.discovery.com 01 Jun '11, 6pm

It’s been a symbol of healthy eating for decades or at least the Federal Government’s interpretation of healthy eating. Bu...

How do you bring fresh food to an inner-city fo...

grist.org 02 Jun '11, 4pm

The payoff scene in this video about a new mobile produce stand on Chicago's West Side comes about nine minutes in. A youn...

Farewell, Food Pyramid; Meet Your New $2 Million Replacement, a Plate: As of this coming Thursday, the food pyra...

Farewell, Food Pyramid; Meet Your New $2 Millio...

care2.com 30 May '11, 6pm

As of this coming Thursday, the food pyramid -- that symbol of healthy eating -- is going to go the way of the real pyrami...

Globally, 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption ends up wasted.

Globally, 1/3 of all food produced for human co...

grist.org 01 Jun '11, 8pm

Waste not, want not: In order to meet global food demand, we should decrease food waste instead of expanding agriculture. ...

The End+of+the+Pyramid+Scheme:+The+Rise+of+MyPlate:+

The End+of+the+Pyramid+Scheme:+The+Rise+of+MyPl...

care2.com 03 Jun '11, 8pm

This pyramid was highly successful at relentlessly bewildering generations of children and is likely the cause of the curr...

Oxfam America launches a new program to address...

treehugger.com 03 Jun '11, 12pm

The failure of the system flows from failures of government—failures to regulate , to correct, to protect, to resist, to i...

@Oxfam Launches a New Program to Address the Br...

treehugger.com 01 Jun '11, 4pm

The failure of the system flows from failures of government—failures to regulate , to correct, to protect, to resist, to i...

Oxfam America Launches a New Program to Address...

treehugger.com 01 Jun '11, 4pm

The failure of the system flows from failures of government—failures to regulate , to correct, to protect, to resist, to i...

Oxfam America Launches a New Program to Address...

treehugger.com 01 Jun '11, 4pm

The failure of the system flows from failures of government—failures to regulate , to correct, to protect, to resist, to i...

Sketching a New Home for the Buffalo

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 Jun '11, 12pm

Sketching a New Home for the Buffalo By JOHN M. BRODER Got a flair for graphic design and a passion for buffalo? The Inter...

Sketching a New Home for the Buffalo

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 Jun '11, 12pm

Sketching a New Home for the Buffalo By JOHN M. BRODER Got a flair for graphic design and a passion for buffalo? The Inter...

Introducing new foods to children

mnn.com 25 May '11, 2pm

I think it’s time that my family’s palate expanded. We’ve made such strides in our family dinnertime. It’s more regular th...

Fracking with our food: how gas drilling affect...

grist.org 30 May '11, 1pm

This story originally appeared on Gilt Taste . There's a stunning moment in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gaslan...

Bad news 4 pple who eat: Fracking with our food...

grist.org 29 May '11, 12am

This story originally appeared on Gilt Taste . There's a stunning moment in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gaslan...

Introducing "Styled by Emma," a New Advice Column by Emma Grady

Introducing "Styled by Emma," a New Advice Colu...

ecouterre.com 24 May '11, 9pm

We’re tickled pink to introduce “Styled by Emma,” a new weekly advice column by the inimitable Emma Grady. A stylist in Ne...