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Goodbye, Food Pyramid! Hello, Plate.

I've complained a few times here about the ridiculous morphing the USDA food pyramid had undergone recently...

It had been changed from a graduated pyramid indicating recommended proportions into a meaningless vertical rainbow with a peculiar emphasis on dairy.

You can still see it in a PDF file.

But they've dumped it! Hurray?

It's now a "plate"...

Same special treatment for "dairy" though. Gee I wonder what possible incentive there is to continue to pretend and advocate that dairy products are an essential ingredient for life?

I don't usually whine about "special interests" but this is so blatant it's hard to avoid... Something supposedly aimed at educating children to make a healthy populace amounts to nothing more than a scorecard in a battle of corporate lobbyists.

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