The riddle of MyPyramid
The new food pyramid makes a mystery of healthful eating.
In April 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its long-awaited replacement for the outdated food pyramid. The USDA repainted and redecorated the old Food Guide Pyramid and gave it a jazzier name, MyPyramid. But the agency didn't carry out the structural repairs needed to make it hold up to its vital mission — offering clear information on strategies for healthful eating.