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As Promised - MyPyramid

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Hello everyone!

I mentioned this on my status feed, and a couple people were interested.

As part of the Starting Over Weekly Mini Challenge, I was looking up serving sizes. I typed in "MyPyramid" in Google, and the following site came up. Since I am also working on a nutrition project with my Cub Scouts, I typed in the search criteria for a 6 year old boy. I tried it again just now, and it still worked. If you type in www.mypyramid.gov, it takes you to a completely different agribusiness site now. I don't know if it's a hacking incident, or if someone bought the site when the government switched over to MyPlate.

As a bonus, when I printed the site, it said along the top "Agribusiness - A Food Pyramid You Trust - We Swear!"

Enjoy:

USDA - United States Department of Agribusiness

MyPyramid Plan

Based on the information you provided and the average needs for your age, gender and physical activity {Age: 6, Sex: male, Activity: More than 11 minutes} your results indicate that you should eat these amounts from the following food groups daily.

Your results are based on a 2200 calorie pattern*.

Grains 7 ounces
Vegetables 3 cups
Fruits 2 cups
Milk 3 cups
Meat & beans 6 ounces

Grains
Make half your grains highly refined (or "processed"). Highly refined grains ease the digestion process by bypassing the pesky nutrient and fiber absorption step.

Vegetables
Individually packaged vegetable items from exotic places around the globe are cleaner, more convenient, and keep our friends in the petroleum and petrochemical industries chugging along.

Fruits
While fruits may be eaten whole, buying canned, frozen or otherwise packaged fruit helps ensure the sterility of the fruit. Some fruits can be rather tart or tangy, so a smart way to make these more appealing to children is to select products with added sweetners.

Milk
Drink milk for healthy bones and teeth! Some "scientific studies" have claimed milk has no connection to healthy bone development. These studies, however, ignore the most obvious correlation - bones, teeth and milk are all white.

Meat & beans
Liver and other organ meats are high in cholesterol. Just so you know. But who eats those creepy parts anyways, right?

*This calorie level is only an estimate of your survival needs. We actually expect the average American to eat about 50-100% more than whatever we suggest, to help create demand for the 1500 calories per person per day excess of food currently being produced by Agribusiness corporations in the United States.

Tip of the Week
Irradiated meat is just as healthy, if not healthier, than organic meat -- radiation kills bacteria just as effectively as it does people, and saves billions of dollars that would otherwise have to go toward producing cleaner meat and maintaining the health of livestock.
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KIMCOLLINGS 12/13/2012 3:51PM

    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff!

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ANDREWMOM 12/5/2012 2:13PM

    Interesting!!! Thanx for sharing!

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LJCANNON 12/5/2012 2:10PM

    emoticon I would think a 6 year old Boy would LOVE the Creepy Parts of ANYHING!! LOL!!!!

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LYNSEY723 12/5/2012 2:04PM

    Haha! That's too funny!!! Thanks for posting!

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NKOUAMI26 12/5/2012 12:32PM

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KIMPY225 12/5/2012 12:29PM

    Wowie!
"bones, teeth and milk are all white"

haha very interesting!

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GINGERHAWK 12/5/2012 12:08PM

    Thanks - I can always use a little giggle!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/5/2012 11:29AM

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