FDA to Trash Food Pyramid


Orlando (SmartAboutHealth) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ready to do away with the symbol that has been used to guide a healthy diet for generations, as the Food Pyramid will be replaced by a new icon, a plate.

The original Food Pyramid was published in Denmark back in 1978 and was then utilized by the USDA starting in the year 1992.

For the next 20-years the Food Pyramid was the de facto basis for a nutritional daily diet regimine in the eyes of the federal government.

There have been minor adjustments since its introduction, but the core design has remained intact for the duration, until now.

The USDA has confirmed that the Food Pyramid is going to be trashed, as they will bring about a new icon that will be unveiled next Thursday.

The new icon will be in the form of a dinner plate that will be split up in a way similar to a pie chart.

There will be pieces of the plate split up like a pie that shows percentage of certain food groups that should be consumed on a daily basis.

This will split up how much fruit you should be eating, dairy, vegetables, etc.

This is expected to coincide with the new Let’s Move initiative headed up by the wife of President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama.

The expectation is that this plate will be more widely accepted and far easier to understand than the current Food Pyramid.


Source:  SmartAboutHealth

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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