My first thought was "That's so awesome!"
Did I actually just get excited about the food pyramid?
It's very sensible. And I love how they incorporate exercise into the equation. Into the BASE of the equation at that!
I also like how the bottom of the pyramid includes the oils, but it's a smaller bar, so while it shows the importance of having enough healthy oils, at the same time it points out that we don't need to overdo it.
Before... the oils were up in the "use sparingly" area lumped in with things like sugar. Not that we should drink a bottle of olive oil a day, but that healthy oils are so essential! They're more important than just "use sparingly & eat less candy bars, too".
I notice they changed the catch all "rice & grains" to the much healthier whole grains.
With white breads & pastas being pushed up to the use sparingly area.
I'm very excited to see this pyramid based on some long-term research... it's sad that earlier versions seemed to have corporate agendas...