Skip to comments.Obama Administration getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid
Posted on 05/31/2011 5:38:26 AM PDT by Red Badger
he Obama Administration is getting ready to ditch the Food Pyramid, a symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades.
In its place, officials are "dishing up" a simple, plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables.
Beside the plate is a smaller circle for dairy, suggesting a glass of low-fat milk or perhaps a yogurt cup.
The revised pyramid is part of the administration's crusade against obesity, led by first lady Michelle Obama.
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Where da lobsta?
2 lobsta a day sounds about right, with a side dish of ice cream - make that 2 scoop
Anything to waste time and money on!
Thanks to the voters who put obama in og=ffice, thereby giving the environmentalists an opportunity top implement and further their agenda, the United States of America is about to change the food pyramid. It will be replaced by the starvation pyramid.
The food pyramid “feeding” recommendations are the same that are used to fatten cattle before slaughter.
>> It will be replaced by the starvation pyramid.
Obama wants to replace the food pyramid with a real pyramid, and American slaves can build it as a tribute to him. If we get uppity, we can make bricks without straw.
Is this worthy of a gardening ping?................
HELP!!!!! I’M BEING HELD HOSTAGE TONS OF GIANT ZUCCHINIS!!!!!!!!>.............
Want to combat obesity?
Get kids away from the TV, off their computers, and off their asses. Make it a federal offense to use welfare money/food stamps for beer, soda, ice cream, cookies, etc. If you smoke, no free healthcare for you. If you are obese, no free healthcare for you.
Michelle Obama is an idiot. Health is a result of the choices we make, and it isn’t hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle if you have the willpower to do it.
The Orange food group should be the base!
I’m tired of having to explain to people that it includes Fritos, cookies, Ding Dongs, etc....
I don’t think they need any excuses to do that!................
Zukes? You’re on your own...LOL!
The shape of the pyramid resembles Michelle.
My freezer is full.
I given them away.
I have about a dozen the size of baseball bats in my refrigerator.
They are still making......................
Michelle Obama is leading a "crusade"? Oh my. Next she'll be supporting the Patriot Act. ;-)
The top of the pyramid resembles her husband.....................
Because when I’m planning my menu, I feel that the best food choices can be made only after consulting a lawyer from Chicago.
People are making snide comments, and such about this, yet no one has addressed the real sinister idea behind this. To us, it seems as something stupid and a waste of time. To the leftist, this is very important.
They are replacing something that symbolizes the past with something that signifies the change in the world order. This new symbol won’t be better, in fact it looks to be more confusing. The big thing is that it is different and it is theirs.
We moved to our new house in July 2002. We thought the neighborhood was devoid of children because we never saw any playing in the streets or riding bikes or walking to the corner store.
Then we had Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Electricity was out for a week.
There were kids all over the place! hundreds of them!
Then the electricity was restored and they all disappeared again.............
Better than a Cow Pie, LOL! :)
Ditch the food pyramid? Good idea, long overdue.
Replace it with another politically-motivated “one size fits all” approach? Bad idea, no surprise at all.
You better get eatin’ Missy..............before Moochelle sees how much you have left
The “food pyramid” was one of the biggest scams ever. It’s contributed more to diabetes, heart disease and stroke than smoking. “6-11 servings of rice, cereal, bread etc” is absolute lunacy.
I like Thackney’s at post 16....................
I’ve always felt that it was ‘upside down’ in that respect.............
No sh!t! That horse can eat, LOL!
Some reason you plant more than ONE plant? LOL! I have 6; two green, two yellow and one Delicata...quite a number of weeks away from production, though!
The only reason the Federal Government has a say in any of this is because it is paying for some peoples healthcare.
The Federal Government should not be paying for anyone (other than the military’s) healthcare.
The reason healthcare is so expensive today is because of third party payers. There is a disconnect between the provider and the consumer.
Anything thought of as “free” gets used more than something you have to pay for. The provider has an incentive to charge more than a consumer would (or could pay) and the consumer does not care since they are not paying (directly).
Want to solve the health care problem, end all third party payers, only the consumer can pay.
Want to bring down the cost of college, end student loans, end government handouts, the consumer will have to pay their own way.
Any time you have a disconnect between the provider of service and the consumer of that service there an imbalance will occur.
Governments are seen to have unlimited amount of money and there is little incentive for the provider to keep cost low.
So we end up with a Rube Goldberg approach to medical care.
I will predict this entire house of cards will eventually collapse upon itself.
Neil Cavuto, is that you?
I would expect a new Republican Administration to change this change rather quickly.
>>If you smoke, no free healthcare for you. <<
Obesity rates have skyrocketed since the push to quit smoking. Everything that will help people lose weight is banned and then they push a “low-fat high carb” food pyramid. The same one that fattens up mammals for slaughter.
Why not just kill fat people? It would save on healthcare costs./s/
If we were close by, we would take those off your hands.
We love raw Zukes with ranch.
I’m thinking of using them instead of cukes in kosher dill pickles..........
>>Because when Im planning my menu, I feel that the best food choices can be made only after consulting a lawyer from Chicago.<<
You win the internets!!!!
” If you smoke, no free healthcare for you. If you are obese, no free healthcare for you”
So govt approved behaviors get govt benefits.
I have about a dozen of each, zucchini and summer squash.
They were prolific this year. They are starting to die off now. I have time to start another garden.............
If you put a ‘boob’ belt on this and a couple of $1000 klodhoppers and drape it was a theatre curtain, it looks just like....err.....well, you know!
My dog's LOVE THESE!.......................
Bravo! I am still amazed when a FReeper actually starts recommending more restrictions on a person’s liberty. Drink alcohol? No medical care for you. Don’t go to the dentist every six months? No medical care for you? Drive a car to work rather than walk? No medical care for you. The list is endless, isn’t it?