Friday, June 03, 2011

 
FROM PYRAMID TO PLATE

With a wedge of purple protein... Looks like about 2000+ calories... This is not the old US food pyramid, it's the new US food plate! Filled to the brim with a red fruit wedge, a green veg wedge, a beige grains wedge and a ... purple ... protein wedge. Name me a purple protein. No knife, spoon, napkin or drink... unless the Dairy disc is a glass of blue milk... Could be blue yogurt, blue ice cream or ... bleu cheese?

Looks like the dairy lobby still has some clout, though it's no longer in the inner circle... The meat lobby lost out big time on this one, merged into not a RED MEAT wedge (that would anyway conflict with the red fruit wedge) but a mysteriously purple protein wedge... (eggplant?), which would include legumes, nuts, eggs etc., plus purple meat (for all you manly guys afraid of soybeans and tofu)... But purple protein on a blue (or chartreuse?) placemat?


As for me, I try to avoid government restaurants...


7 comments:

esbboston said...

Your "government restaurant" made me giggle, with my first thought being prison food, probably not quite so good, but then a second thought was Army food, which surprisingly I have heard recently is quite good in certain locations. I still prefer my own wandering through a grocery store aisle, the sense of discovery and exploration. Purple meat? No, thanks.

Robert Brady said...

That plate takes my appetite away, which I suppose is a good thing in some respects... Anyway there's no pie at all there...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

A similar drawing was in our paper as well... I rarely have meat.. A lot of salmon, quinoa, kale, fruits.. barely any pasta...Brown rice, no white. As far as desserts, yes I will...Its all in moderation.

madpotter1 said...

I think it's a spork and no knives....... ever. OSHA would not approve.......
god we are a fragile society.........

Tabor said...

I think this plate is ridiculous. Those who eat well and nutritiously do not need such simplistic advice and those who do not...this doesn't really give them a clue except for proportion. I am guessing my tax money went big time to the time spent at the meeting designing this stupid symbol that doesn't offend any industry and doesn't slow the obesity epidemic in this country.

mss @ Words Into Bytes said...

At least it wasn't a Soylent Green protein. Not yet.

Victor said...

Homer Simpson:

"This donut has purple in the middle, purple is a fruit!"