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Food Pyramid (Overview)

Also known as the diet pyramid, the food pyramid is a pyramid-shaped plan which represents the number of servings to be eaten daily from each food group (vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, dairy, and meat). In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced by MyPlate, which is a more accurate depiction of a healthy diet.


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Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Yes: Here's a good article from Harvard: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/plate-replaces-pyramid/ ...Read more

Food Pyramid (Overview)

Also known as the diet pyramid, the food pyramid is a pyramid-shaped plan which represents the number of servings to be eaten daily from each food group (vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, dairy, and meat). In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced by MyPlate, which is a more accurate depiction of a healthy diet.


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What does the food pyramid tell us?

What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, i still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Food pyramid (Tip)

Less pesticide exposure, therefore safer foods. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

It is a visual plan: At The base represents larger amounts of food in that category and going from the bottom to the top the quantity of foods in each category less and less for each given day ...Read more

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Who does the food pyramid not work for?

No one: The food pyramid is not a healthy way to eat. Look at the many resources that show you how to eat with a paleo or primal approach to your diet. Keep in mind that the only thing your body needs carbohydrates for is fuel for your metabolism. And the average person only needs about 100 grams per day. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Food pyramid (Tip)

It is healthier and sometimes more expensive than the regular store bought food. ...See more

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Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

There is none: There is no food pyramid for 10 month old babies. At ten months most babies have teeth and are on stage 2 feedings, which includes formula feeding or breast milk, some fruit juices.Cereals, fruits vegetables and some meat divided in three or four meals and avoid too much milk as that contributes to infant being obese, with some introduction of table food as tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
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Food pyramid (Tip)

Organic foods have more phytonutrients, less pesticides, are free of gmo's and are tasty too! ...See more

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How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Godley Dr. Godley
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Food pyramid (Tip)

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See more

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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Food pyramid (Tip)

Protein and fat ok, veggies, fruit too, no pasta potatoes processed foods. ...See more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What is a healthy food pyramid?

Balanced meals: You can look at the recommnended food plate or the old food pyramid...Basically though eating a variety of foods and a variety of colors is helpful. According to one nutritionist i know, she recommends eating at every meal one carb and 2 proteins or 2 carbs and one protein. We should all have leafy greens, fruits (anything that grows from a flower) and protein- which can come from many sources. ...Read more

Dr. William Carlos Dr. Carlos
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Food pyramid (Tip)

What kinds of foods, medications, or situations may effect my mood and should be avoided? ...See more

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What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

FDA guidelines: Food pyramid and food plate are fda guidelines for healthy eating. See this site for more information. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more