Since the release of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report to the HHS/USDA, I cannot help but feel as if a change is coming (Guess I’m a little optimistic).
The food pyramid, my friends, has fallen. This design is very simplistic but takes this infamous symbol of “health” ~*cough* “disease” *cough* ~ and turns it on its side letting others know that times are a changing. I think the shirt is a great conversation starter and plan on wearing it to the grocery store and other food-filled places. Go check out the new design at the DietaryDogma Store.
There are 17 different premium styles spanning Men, Women and Children. Several of the designs are available in different colors and also in material such as Organic Cotton.
Fallen Food Pyramid Men’s and Women’s T-Shirts
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There are several other designs accessible from the main Store page; most of the designs are themed for alternative diet and health.
It should be noted that I first learned of Luise Light while reading “Death by Food Pyramid” by Denise Minger. Luise Light was the USDA Director of Dietary Guidance and Nutrition Education Research in the 1980’s and was responsible for the team that provided the recommendations in the first food pyramid. Here is a story of the USDA’s conflict of providing guidelines, promoting agricultural products and the success of the food industry getting itself into our homes.
“Where we, the USDA nutritionists, called for a base of 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day, it was replaced with a paltry 2-3 servings (changed to 5-7 servings a couple of years later because an anti-cancer campaign by another government agency, the National Cancer Institute, forced the USDA to adopt the higher standard).
Our recommendation of 3-4 daily servings of whole-grain breads and cereals was changed to a whopping 6-11 servings forming the base of the Food Pyramid as a concession to the processed wheat and corn industries. Moreover, my nutritionist group had placed baked goods made with white flour — including crackers, sweets and other low-nutrient foods laden with sugars and fats — at the peak of the pyramid, recommending that they be eaten sparingly.
To our alarm, in the “revised” Food Guide, they were now made part of the Pyramid’s base. And, in yet one more assault on dietary logic, changes were made to the wording of the dietary guidelines from “eat less” to “avoid too much,” giving a nod to the processed-food industry interests by not limiting highly profitable “fun foods” (junk foods by any other name) that might affect the bottom line of food companies.”