Food Plate

Today the government released the new and improved version of its dietary guidelines, just 4 months after it’s recent update.  The new “Food Plate” replaces the “Food Pyramid”, and comes with suggestions for healthy eating.

The new plan suggests filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, one quarter with protein, and the remaining quarter with grains.  A serving of diary, shown as a glass of milk, is also recommended.

The guidelines also state the obvious:

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  • Avoid oversized portions.
  • Switch to low-fat or fat-free milk.
  • Compare sodium in foods like soups and prepared meals, and choose the foods with the lowest sodium content.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Wow!  Is this the best they could do?  All for the reasonably low price of…. wait for it…. $2 million dollars!

This covers the cost of the new logo, website, focus groups for the new logo, and promotion.  Seriously?  Is this really going to effect obesity in our country?
Next time, let’s invest the money in nutritional education, better quality food for affordable prices, and  at the very least, a better graphic designer.

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