The food pyramid has received a makeover. But even as the curious flocked
to the Web site to view the latest version of the US government’s venerable
device for nutrition education, critics were questioning whether it will translate
into better dietary choices for consumers.
In rolling out the new pyramid on April 19, Mike Johanns, secretary
of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the icon—now called
“MyPyramid”—is part of an overall food guidance system emphasizing
a more individualized approach to improve health by making modest changes
in diet and incorporating regular physical activity into daily living (http://www.MyPyramid.gov).
Mitka M. Government Unveils New Food Pyramid. JAMA. 2005;293(21):2581-2582. doi:10.1001/jama.293.21.2581