As we enter the middle section of this long weekend, plenty of you will be heading off to the second round of picnics and other assorted Memorial Day festivities.
And I’m sure as while you’re enjoying yourselves you will also be regularly checking in with everyone’s favorite nutritional guide—the food pyramid.
Okay, so maybe not.
This poor pyramid has received flack for years. Accused of being too confusing (the important stuff is not top, right?).
It’s been revised, reinvented and even turned on its side, but nutritionists still scoff at its attempts to provide simple nutritional guidance.
Soon this unfortunate symbol will be put out of its misery.
This week the federal government rolls out a completely new plate-shaped nutritional guide.
This new nutritional pie (which oddly enough is not on the chart) consists of four colored sections: fruits, vegetables, grains and protein.
Dairy doesn’t even make it into the main dish, but gets it’s own smaller plate to the side. Think of it as a time out plate for the ice cream.
Yes, that’s right the new system supports the segregation of creamy goodness.
Kind of missing the pyramid now, aren’t you.
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