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The riddle of MyPyramid

April 01, 2006

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In April 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its long-awaited replacement for the outdated food pyramid.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.

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