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Politics vs. Science. Opposing the Food Pyramid 1991-1992. Basic 4 Food Guide. REF:http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/history/pat.htm.

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politics vs science

Politics vs. Science

Opposing the Food Pyramid

1991-1992

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Basic 4 Food Guide

REF:http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/history/pat.htm

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1977 Farm Bill (Public Law 95-113) passed, giving USDA responsibility for a wide range of nutrition activities shared with DHEW (Department of Health, Education, and Welfare) including dietary advice to the public.

USDA’s Human Nutrition Information Service (HNIS) developed nutritional guidelines & by 1984 developed the Food Wheel.

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Pyramid’s demise and its larger significance for the USDA’s and the government’s favoritism to corporate interests was publicized repeatedly.

“While the Food and Drug Administration reforms labels, the Agriculture Department drags its feet, thanks to its cozy relations with the meat industry.”

“Are cattlemen now guarding the henhouse?”

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The staircase and stick figure represents the importance of exerciseORANGE represents GRAINSGREEN represents VEGETABLESRED stands for FRUITS,YELLOW strip are OILSBLUE stands for MILKPURPLE for MEAT and BEANS
  • REF:http://www.mypyramid.gov/

The NEW Food Pyramid

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