AR-News: Food pyramid might be changing its shape

jim robertson wolfcrest at
Thu Sep 11 02:11:11 EDT 2003

Food pyramid might be changing its shape
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By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY

What is now a simple, one-size-fits-all Food Guide Pyramid is likely to 
become a lot more complicated as government officials consider tailoring 
nutritional advice to people's age and activity levels.


For example, sedentary men ages 35 to 50 might be advised to eat about 2,200 
calories a day and consume about 1½ cups of fruit (three servings); two cups 
of vegetables (four servings);

6 ounces of meat; two to three cups of milk or other dairy products;

and 4½ cups of grains (nine servings).

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be 
cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the 
name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are 
at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
-- Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines

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