Replacing the Food Pyramid

food pyramid

The current symbol.

In just 2 more days, the Obama administration plans to unveil a new, easier-to–decipher symbol to replace the food pyramid. The pyramid, although redesigned relatively recently in 2005, was almost universally thought to be hard to understand. With the government pushing for changes in the way Americans eat (Michelle Obama sits at the helm of the much publicized Let’s Move! Campaign), this new symbol is said to be part of the bigger-picture initiative. Instead of the triangular chart showing the hierarchy of foods, the new symbol will be circular, like a dinner plate. The plate is divided into wedges to represent the basic food groups, with larger wedges representing those items which consumers should eat more of.  If all goes as planned, the plate will help educate consumers on the government’s latest dietary guidelines and in turn inspire healthier eating. We’re all for improving the way American’s eat, and if this redesign will help, than Thursday can’t come soon enough!

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