You know Scott is onto something here.
The new pyramid is a plate:
What is really missing in this picture though is all the liquids people consume. That can be more calories than what people eat in some cases! If everybody just drank water like in the old days, there might not be an obesity epidemic in this country. So the FDA really should add a glass icon to the plate icon and show how much beer, wine, vanilla shakes, and so forth, we can have with our water every day.
I suspect most people on this forum know that consuming liquids with calories can quickly turn into fat around the belly. Fat = calories in – calories burned. However I am always amazed to hear people who don’t believe anything they drink affects their weight! They see no connection between all the Pop they drink and the scales. This is especially so with kids.
What is wrong with old fashioned water, I ask :?