Thursday, February 26, 2009

Food Pyramid Facts: Part One

Here is Harvard's version of the Food Pyramid. Does it look different than the USDA Food Pyramid that you learned in school? Nutrition has come a long way since I first learned about the food pyramid. I believe this version of the pyramid to be the best, scientifically-based notion of what we should be eating.

Copyright © 2008 Harvard University. For more information about The Healthy Eating Pyramid, please see The Nutrition Source, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health,, and Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, by Walter C. Willett, M.D. and Patrick J. Skerrett (2005), Free Press/Simon & Schuster Inc.

Stay tuned and learn more about the history of the Food Pyramid.



Mom2my9 said...

Looks very different! The only thing that surprises me is that plant oils are at the bottom. I would think that we would want a little less in our diet. What do you think?

Mom2my9 said...

I have a question. You look great on your header photo. Did you lose a lot of weight last year due to not ingesting sugar?

suziam said...

This is terrific! When you think back when Oprah was sued for discouraging beef consumption. The times, they are a changin'.

The Faithful Girl said...

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My Year Without said...

As you can see, I have substituted the correct pyramid image. I don't know how I made the mistake of posting that other image, though similar, was not correct.

To answer your question, I did NOT lose much weight when I cut out sugar. The problem is that I just substituted with natural sweeteners so I ate just as many carbs, if not more, than I was eating when I ate sugar. Unfortunately, a carb is a carb is a carb! Our bodies do the same thing with all carbs, whatever the source may be.

Oprah has really put herself out there at times, eh? I do believe that times are changing.

Hope you find what you're looking for here!