I’m keynoting the launch of the 2022-2023 Dr. Rogers Prize at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1000 Burrard Street, 6:00 pm reception, my talk is at 7:00 pm. I’m not getting the $250,000 prize (alas), I’m just celebrating it. It’s for a Canadian doing complementary and alternative medicine.
MyPlate in song?
I am not a big fan of the MyPlate food guide.
- It was created without doing consumer research to find out how well people understand it.
- Pie charts are harder to understand than pyramids (the old pyramid, despite its flaws, conveyed the what-you-should-eat messages much better).
- The Protein section makes no nutritional sense; grains and dairy are also excellent sources of protein, and beans, which are high in protein, are vegetables.
Never mind. We have to live with it.
It appeared in 2010. Now the USDA is trying to sell it, and with a catchy music video no less.
Will this sell kids on eating their veggies?
I hope the USDA has an evaluation in the works.