Is the Food Pyramid Still Relevant?
What is the Food Pyramid?
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the food pyramid in 1992. It placed grains at the base of the pyramid, with veggies and fruits on the next largest tier. These were the foods that were supposed to comprise most of our diets. The next tier was split, with dairy on the left and proteins on the right. The tip of the pyramid was reserved for fats and sweets, with a recommendation to eat these sparingly. [Read more…]