The Revision of The Food Pyramid Essay by writingsensation

The Revision of The Food Pyramid
A discussion on the revision of the food pyramid in America.
# 68165 | 1,526 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Aug 06, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (Food) , Nutrition (General)

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The paper offers a short review of the traditional food pyramid and its problems. It continues to gives reasons for the need to modify the food pyramid. The overhaul in the food guide pyramid was influenced by the need to effect that behavioral change through adequate but moderate nutritional choices. The author expands on the revised food pyramid and in conclusion highlights its many short comings.

From the Paper:

"The Department of Agriculture used people's age, gender, weight and the amount of exercise as primary considerations in developing the new food guide pyramid (Gersema 2003). Executive Director Eric Hentges of the USDA said that it aimed specifically at the overweight and those who did not get enough exercise. Because these groups comprised more than half the nation's population, he said that the revision was actually an attempt at changing people's behavior concerning caloric consumption. This came as a response to promptings from the White House Office of Management and Budget that the previous food pyramid was behind the country's obesity problem, which needed to be addressed and controlled."

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