Wednesday, April 27, 2005

New Food Pyramid Unveiled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced its revised food pyramid to the public last week. But despite the sizable $2.5 million sum payed to the international marketing firm Porter Novelli for the creation of its symbol, many nutrition experts remained unimpressed with its substance. The goal of the pyramid was to distill the 70-page Dietary Guidelines for Americans into a graphic that would be useful to the public. But much of the details seem lost in translation. Check it out for yourself at


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