I really do not like the plate idea. Like the article says -- it leaves out fats, oils, and sugars.
Instead of telling people what they "CAN'T" eat we should be teaching MODERATION. Let our children have a variety of foods (even the "bad" ones on occasion) and teach them how to make better choices.
The obesity problem in America is also more than food. Remote control tv's, video games that imitate backyard baseball, automatic washing machines, automatic dishwashers, self-propelled law mowers, cars to go 1/4 miles, etc. etc. etc. We have become a very lazy society.
I believe that if you eat in moderation (with the occasional treat) and exercise moderately you will be okay.
- 6/18/2011 5:05:43 AM