Table for Twelve

Friday, April 22, 2005


This week, the USDA unveiled a brand new food pyramid. Or rather, twelve new pyramids - the new icon is actually a stand-in for a web-based system that customizes dietary recommendations as per a person's age, weight, and fitness. Without Internet access, the pyramid doesn't communicate much at all. Except, as NYU nutrition professor Marion Nestle tells Brooke, a long history of food industry influence.

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