When is the last time you looked at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) FOOD PYRAMID? Do you know what your current recommended servings of GRAINS (6 oz/daily), VEGETABLES (2.5 cups/daily), FRUITS (2 cups/daily), MILK (3 cups/daily), MEAT and BEANS (5.5 oz/daily), OILS, and DISCRETIONARY CALORIES are? In future blogs, I’ll be discussing the basics of the pyramid. Benefits of following the pyramid guidelines: A healthy, balanced diet 🙂 Recommended book: What Should I Eat? A Complete Guide to the New Food Pyramid. By Tershia d’Elgin. On pages 19-25, it explains why the reinvention of the pyramid occurred. Simply…food has changed, eating has changed, the environment has changed, and lifestyles have changed.
I will also discuss the Mediterranean Food Pyramid in the near future. It seems to be more beneficial than our USDA Food Pyramid!
For more information, visit the website: http://www.mypyramid.gov/