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Filed at 1:47 pm under by dcobranchi

…Another meaningless war against something.

Going to war against epidemic of childhood obesity

2 Responses to “JUST WHAT WE NEED”

Comment by
January 27th, 2004
at 2:01 pm

maybe obesity is acting as an evolutionary agent…?

Comment by
judy aron
January 27th, 2004
at 4:07 pm

Hey those kids were just following the food pyramid that has been promoted by the USDA for the past decade. You know, the one that is suddenly being reworked to show less consumption of carbs…

For ten years now, the base of the pyramid has been the “Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group” of foods, with the USDA recommending a whopping 6 to 11 servings each day from this group. And as we now know, this is a perfect recipe for obesity.

The pyramid I’m talking about, of course, is the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, which illustrates federal dietary guidelines. Every five years the guidelines are reevaluated and updated, and that process is currently underway by representatives of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Right now the lobbyists for special interest groups within the food industry are waiting to hear what the preliminary recommendations will be; ready to apply pressure, influence, accommodations – whatever it takes to help tip the recommendations to benefit their niche of an annual $1.3 trillion industry.