When I first read the title I thought, Oh Finally, some sanity, then reality set in quick and realized they'll simply replace it with more idiocy.SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Obama Administration is getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid, a symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades.
In its place, officials are "dishing up" a simple, plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables.
Obama Administration getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com
More waste of taxpayers money. We don't need no stinking government to advise us what we should eat. Like always, they've done more damage than good, wasted money and increased the problem.
.The pyramid, dating from 1991 (Clinton Engineering), pictorially reflects the U.S. Department of Agriculture's guidelines on what Americans should eat every day to maintain a healthy weight...
While the government has stood by this regimen for 11 years, some critics say it's no coincidence that the number of overweight Americans has risen 61% since the pyramid was introduced -- and almost instantaneously appeared on the sides of pasta boxes, bread wrappers and packages of other food products in the pyramid's six-to-11-servings category.
David S. Ludwig, an obesity researcher at Children's Hospital in Boston, says the pyramid and guidelines focus too much on reducing fat. He says people are getting fat because they are eating too many refined carbohydrates, such as those in white bread, that make them feel hungrier later so they overeat. The habitual consumption of foods with refined carbohydrates "may increase risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease," he wrote in a May article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.