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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    There should be another option for "non-issue"
    I have no problem with this and Id like to see more money spent on education vs food vs health, that would be a good thing.

    Maybe this works maybe it doesnt but its a good idea considering our obesity rate.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    I like it, but it should have been divided like a pie chart vs. these weird pieces. It's harder visualise the percentages.

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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Here's how I see it...

    If you want to get healthy and stay healthy, you will.

    If you want to eat Cheetos and gain 50 pounds, you will.

    No "Food Plate" is going to change it.
    Do you believe people are fundamentally informed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, they don't. but why not educate them so when it's time for them to do so, they will make good choices?
    You ask this as though we haven't been, or as though I object to education. What's objectionable is to allocate new spending to reinventing the wheel.

    Funnel the money into a deeper causal factor, such as a campaign to get folks to cancel their cable TV subscriptions so that they aren't so inundated by crap food brainwashing day and night. You could probably even get Netflix and Hulu to fund it straight away.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    I haven't seen the details yet, but hopefully it's an improvement from the Food Pyramid. The Food Pyramid was based on which lobbyist groups were the most influential, rather than which diet is the healthiest. There is no WAY that people should eat as much meat or dairy products as the Food Pyramid said that they should.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    If the Food Plate communicates accurate information (which is a big "if"), then I think $2 million is a great bargain. We spend TRILLIONS on health care annually, and a large part of that is due to poor lifestyle choices. If the Food Plate is even the slightest bit helpful it will recoup its costs many times over.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, everyone DOES NOT know how to be healthy. kids don't.
    You're right. They don't. That's why we have teachers like myself who could create that $2 million Food Plate with a 2 cent paper plate and some construction paper.


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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    I don't like it. It's not necessarily the concept or the money. It's "dairy."

    I was paying attention to the way my eyes see it when I'm looking at it. "Dairy" is the last thing I see, it's off to the side, and it seems smaller. I think it may down-value the importance of dairy in a visual sense. Dairy is pretty damn important, especially if you happen to be a woman, and even more so if you ever want kids.

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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What is that suppose to mean in regard to a balanced diet anyway? Are those shapes suppose to represent portion size or overall % of DDA? . . . anything that' suppose to encourage anything shouldn't be so vague that it's pointless.

    Is my protein (LOL - which is funny - protein can be found in ALL those food groups. *snort*) suppos eto always occupy 1/4 of my plate?
    What if I'm eating out of a bowl?

    And do I always have to drink my dairy or can I eat that?

    What was wrong with serving suggestions like they use to do?
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post


    I ****ing love it, they put "protein" so they don't offend vegetarians.
    Dairy offends vegans.
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