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The 12 Food Pyramids

Old 04-25-05, 12:32 PM
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The 12 Food Pyramids

Maybe I just missed it, but I haven't seen anybody comment on this yet:

Government Issues 12 New Food Pyramids
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...t_food_pyramid

http://www.mypyramid.gov/

I wonder if it's worth giving up the simplicity of the prior model.
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Old 04-25-05, 12:57 PM
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First they took something that was a good educational tool (the 4 food groups) and then screwed it up by making it more complicated (the pyramid.)

Now they've screwed that up by making it complex enough everyone will ignore it completely.

Perhaps under Bush, the USDA is trying to get out from under the nutrition guidlines business?
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Old 04-26-05, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by adamblast
First they took something that was a good educational tool (the 4 food groups) and then screwed it up by making it more complicated (the pyramid.)
You know, I could have sworn I was taught the pyramid in school. But according to one of those articles, the pyramid was introduced around '91 (which is when I graduated.) So, our whole generation was raised on the 4 food group recommendations?

Well, I guess it didn't matter what they taught - apparently I wasn't paying attention.
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I think they should switch to the Food Dodecahedron.
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Where are the neglected food groups such as the whipped group, the congealed group and the chocotastic?
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I prefer the Junk Food Color Wheel.
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Old 04-26-05, 05:44 PM
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If kids are old enough to have sex, they are old enough to read a goddamn pyramid.
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Old 04-26-05, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Where are the neglected food groups such as the whipped group, the congealed group and the chocotastic?
I don't think anyone but the whipped group are going to be paying attention to this anyway.
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Old 04-26-05, 06:24 PM
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This is a perfect example of the blame culture that exists in the US. I am fat not because I eat to much, I am fat because the food pyramid was incorrect.

The TV coverage of this has been equally pathetic. They said people don't undertand what a "serving" was - even though most packing list a portion amout as a serving. the new model has replaced servings with a weight - that will be sooo much better.
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The Masons are at it again with their pyramids!
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Old 04-27-05, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jasonr114
. . . the new model has replaced servings with a weight - that will be sooo much better.
Actually, they are not all weights. Fruits, veggies, and milk are each stated in cups per day, not per serving. Meats and cereals are weights. I think oils are teaspoons or tablespoons. And the recommended amounts are totals per day, and the 12 pyramids are for 12 lifestyles, with amounts tied to a total caloric intake per day.
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Old 04-27-05, 07:48 AM
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Stop the confusion and issue us "Nutrient Tablets" already (as seen in every 1950's sci-fi movie).

Also, where's the flying cars?
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