At first glance (the site keeps dying) I like the written recommendations.
The graphic they chose, however, either didn't undergo proper scrutiny or it fell under the pressure of the meat and dairy lobbies. Notice how a 35-year-old woman should have:
- 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables
- 6-7 servings of grain products
- 2 servings of dairy or alternatives
- 2 servings of meat or alternatives
The stripes of the rainbow are in pretty much correct proportion, though they are more in the male proportions rather than the female proportions.
The image below is another story. It covers about 240 pixels horizontally. A full 83 pixels of that is meat and meat alternatives, implying that meat should be 1/3 of your daily food serving intake, rather than the 10-15% the worded recommendation says.
Same for milk and alternatives. The dairy portion is about 48 pixels, implying that 20% of your intake should be dairy, rather than the around 10% the recommendations seem to say. Note that dairy and grains are alloted roughly the same space in the picture—and that's being generous; to me the grains *seem* much less prominent—while we are being recommended to eat 3 to 4 times the servings of grains v. dairy.
At least the vegetables and fruits get their due somewhat.
Also notice that the fruits, vegetables, and grains crowd one another and are a bit on top of one another, while the meat and dairy portions get to be out front and prominent.
A cursory glance at the image implies that nearly 50% of our intake should be meat and dairy, heh.