This week the panel of Mannie Barling, Ashley F. Brooks and Simon Barrett will be analyzing the recent move by the FDA to dump the ‘food pyramid’ in favor of a more modern version. The ‘food pyramid’ has been with us for decades. It is seen in just about every school in the nation, and virtually every doctors office or other medical facility known to man. A common depiction is this one:


Apparently the FDA have decided that the Food Pyramid is too complex. In its place is the spanky new food plate.


I have to admit that I do rather like this depiction of the new plate:
I just can’t wait to sink my teeth into this delicious offering. A small piece of anemic meat, some obviously canned green beans, a slice of dry bread, and for desert a few slices of canned Mandarin Oranges likely oosing some high quality High Fructose Corn Syrup sauce. Yum Yum.

Of course it could be worse. The FDA could have caved in completely and used this as the new poster child.


I do hope that you will join us tomorrow at 1pm eastern to listen to the very latest in health and nutrition news. The listen live link is here.

Simon Barrett

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