Friday, April 22, 2005

The USDA came out with a new food pyramid, trying to change the way Americans eat. They built a special web site at

There is kind of a cool little program there called My Pyramid Plan, where you enter your age, sex, and the amount of physical activity you do every day, and then it tells you how much of which food to eat. It's pretty neat, except I don't believe that I need 3 cups of milk every day, or 8 teaspoons of oil.

Otherwise, the recommendations seem pretty good.

They also have a different web site called to help you track your food intake and exercise.

For anyone interested in learning a different perspective on what to eat, please consider reading books by Dr. Joel Furhman at

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