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It’s bad enough when kids are fed high fat, high sugar starchy foods for lunch (along with sugared milk) and limply cooked veggies, but when I come across a piece of news like this, it really infuriates me and gives me more resolve to NEVER weaken to the convenience and economy of buying a school lunch.
Please read what my friend, Rocco Castellano, has reported on his blog this morning and read below about another piece of news that should have you questioning how much the powers-that-be really care for their people. Read More→
Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an article recapping the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s updated guidelines, which it modifies every five years. The move to a heavier plant-based diet is huge news considering the Food Pyramid, which has yet to be revised, has been heavy in grains and dairy for many years. Essentially, the USDA is recommending 59% of total daily calories from vegetables and 42% from fruit, 15% from whole grains and 40% from fiber, which will happen easily if people adopt this way of eating.
Critics would argue that the dairy is too high, at 52% and that there is little indication of where meat falls. The guidelines are not the Food Pyramid, but may help to shape it when that change is final. If anything, these updates are heading in the right direction.
In a nutshell, here are the recommendations: Read More→
Does this affect you? Are you shocked?
Just read this article from the Voice of Russia and tell me your thoughts:
This is a follow-up post from the previous on the USDA publishing new dietary guidelines as it works on the latest food pyramid. I was listening to a fascinating recording from an Ohio naturopath, Dr. Pam Popper, who went to Washington, D.C. last week to give her commentary on the food guidelines in front of a USDA and Health & Human Services panel. She came back with some very compelling remarks from dairy, fish, meat and sugar representatives among others.
I wanted to share with you some of what I noted from her recording. Read More→
Generally I don’t trust the government agencies as far as I can throw them, but I do appreciate current efforts to build awareness of the obesity problem our country faces because, as you will see, more is at stake than some bureaucracies dictating our habits to us.
For the first time in history, the U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services and of Agriculture are faced with changing the U.S. Food Pyramid because two-thirds of the population are overweight or obese. Read More→