Consumed by confusion, the Food Pyramid is taken off the menu

Monday, 6 June, 2011

The Food Guide Pyramid, a nutritional guideline setting out recommended daily servings of food, with what are considered to be healthier foodstuffs appearing in greater quantities at its base, and sweeter and a fattier foods in smaller portions at its peak, has been supplanted by the MyPlate food guide.

The plate guide is seen as a simpler way of conveying recommended food servings by representing them set out on a plate, rather than the food pyramid format, which wasn’t quite as definitive in this regard.

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