The New Food Guide Pyramid
By Michele Batz
This is a new guide developed by the government in April, 2005.
This guide is to promote healthy living. The old pyramid was developed
when we didn't know as much about nutrition. For instance, in 1992,
a lot less emphasis on whole grain foods than there is today. In
keep up with the times, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
update the pyramid. More »
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New Food Guide Pyramid
The new food guide pyramid
and revised eating guidelines developed by the government
and released in April, 2005
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