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Old 06-02-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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I have to agree that I like the new one as well. Honestly, growing up, the food pyramid didn't mean much to me, because I feel it was confusing for school-aged children to navigate. I think unclear guidelines for ourselves and our parents is at least a small part of what has shaped the eating habits of my generation (I think I'm at the tail end of Generation Y). Also, the 1992 food pyramid that I grew up with didn't differentiate between whole grains and refined stuff. The vast majority of people do NOT need to eat 6-11 servings of straight-up refined carbs.

I think it's great also that there looks to be a new emphasis on what exactly a serving is. That was never made clear to me as a child, or really up until a couple of years ago when I entered adulthood. You can eat as healthily as you want, but if you eat too much, it's still not good.
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