So after years of the referring to the "regular" Food Pyramid - I am sure that's not right. Heck, even while my kids were competing on a Nutrition Quiz Bowl team, the pieces of that pyramid were shifting.
We're all familiar with what we started with...
Then in 2005, MyPyramid was adopted. I think the little stickman was supposed to encourage us to get exercising. In this shift, the dairy component seemed to grow a lot. Breads and grains stayed strong though.
A lot of people began to wonder how much the agricultural industry's lobbyists were influencing these pyramids. And frankly, at this point, I stopped being interested in it. They (the FDA, the Powers That Be) simply lost their hold. The unfortunate part for me is that it was kind of nice to be able TRUST someone out there. But, just like most things, you have to explore it for yourself.
The latest quasi-pyramid that I've seen lately is this:
|If you can't read this, you can download it for free as a pdf at http://honestfoodguide.org/downloads/21407.2_HonestFoodGuide.pdf|
It gives quite a bit of (albeit simplified) information. Still, I much prefer to see diet being talked about on a continuum of health, instead of servings and portions. Maybe if we understand the why a little better, we'll be able to make more healthy choices!
And... lest you think that only serious official people use the concept of pyramids to show how people should or are eating, check out these two:
|Zombies-Go-Rawr were taking a stab at Deviant Art|