Office Hours: Why is fat missing from the USDA’s new MyPlate?

by | Jun 11, 2011

I held office hours last week to discuss the USDA’s new replacement for the food pyramid, MyPlate. I also answer several reader’s questions about food and nutrition.

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2 Responses to “Office Hours: Why is fat missing from the USDA’s new MyPlate?”

  1. My comment exactly. Fat is missing and showing the underbelly of nutrition by committee, interpreted by group think.

    Just this week food technologists are listening to Donald Laymen and colleagues “Rethinking protein requirements and recommendations: Beyond muscle a role for protein beyond maintaining lean body mass.” Rick Mattes and colleagues address: The taste for fat: New discoveries on the role of fat in sensory perception, metabolism, sensory pleasure, and beyond.

    Nutrition science is on a collision course. I wonder how long it will take for people to realize and embrace the truth. Some people do thrive on a high carbohydrate diet; others function best with more protein and fat. We all live someone on this spectrum. There is no single right way to eat.

  2. Suzanne Garrett says:

    Bonnie, What population thrives on a high carbohydrate diet?

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