Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Michelle Obama's My Plate Nutrition Symbol Replaces the Food Pyramid

Michelle Obama introduced the My Plate nutrition symbol on June 2, 2011 replacing the always confusing twenty year old food pyramid. The goal of the new plate symbol is to remind the public how to create a healthy plate of food by filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Mrs. Obama's anti-obesity team helped the Agricultural Department create this plate symbol as a tool that would simplify healthy eating and put more focus on eating fruits and vegetables. In the New York Times article "Nutrition Plate Unveiled to Replace the Food Pyramid" Mrs. Obama was quoted as saying:

"We’re all bombarded with so many dietary messages that it’s hard to find time to sort through all this information, but we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates.”


Tia Smith said...

What do you think about it? I'm on the fence... I think it's a start, but we still have some ways to go.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what Michelle Obama's BMI is?

The First Lady stole the whole MyPlate concept from Eatdrinkmovethink.com's Fudoo Boards - outright stole it and took credit for it. Only thing is, the Fudoo Boards are for kids to learn about nutrition.

MO claims the food choices Americans make is what's causing this "obesity epidemic" - has she taken the time to address the high percentage of glutens added to pretty much any food purchased on the inside perimeters of a grocery store? Is she even remotely aware that glutens are added to foods simply to increase one's appetite - inducing hunger even after eating an hour before? Why does she think glutens are also added to pet food? Animals do not need wheat gluten - it makes them eat more. Has she addressed the issue of the high percentages of high fructose corn syrup added to just about everything manufactured in the US?

Has she taken the time to address why Allura Red AC is still permitted in all of our manufactured foods including children's food, candy and medications? When it is a *known* carcinogen? Has she made the public aware it is even in flavored yogurts?

Has she taken the time to investigate why all of our wheat and grains grown in the USA is genetically engineered to withstand enormous amounts of pesticides - aka "Roundup Ready" - which basically means these grains are genetically modified to blow up in an insects stomach causing them to explode? Blow up in your stomach? Anyone have that problem?

Has she taken the time to research the growth hormones pumped into our dairy cattle (approved by the USDA) and estrogens - what effect that has on our population? And she's suggesting even more dairy - when this is what's causing our young tween boys to grow breasts like Anna Nicole Smith? More dairy, Michelle? Really?

Let us know, would you please? And perhaps take a look over at OpenSecrets.Org and see how much the above industries have pumped into the Obama machine.

Nah, you can keep MyPlate, Michelle - we really don't like to eat stolen goods.

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Anonymous said...

Pesticides are a problem for members of the animal kingdom...plants are not effected by pesticides and consequently not genetically engineered to resist them... Almost all pesticides are neurotoxins (specifically phosphodiesterase inhibitors) ... Plants don't have a nervous system or a brain ... And roundup ... That's an herbicide... Expend some mental energy... Look up the mechanism of action of roundup...
Ignorance and ignorant rants subvert the rational concerns we should really be addressing.

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