03 Jun '11, 8pm

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

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

This pyramid was highly successful at relentlessly bewildering generations of children and is likely the cause of the current obesity epidemic (OK, that last part is wholly inaccurate, but it is somewhat satisfying to pretend like the mythic pyramid is the root of all nutritional evil). The Food Guide Pyramid was graphically confounding and gave young and old the impression that they needed to have a firm grasp of what constitutes a serving size in order to understand good and sensible nutrition. Also, fats, oils, and sweets were oddly placed at the top of the pyramid, giving the false impression that these nutritional voids were essential toppings for the previous four (now five) basic food groups (and why where they included in the pyramid at all?). Then in 2005, the Food Pyramid was updated to be something less than a hierarchy and more of a fractioned pie chart with a ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-end-of-the-pyramid-s...

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