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The Food “Pyramid”. Changes Over the Last Century. 1916: Food For Young Children. USDA first food guide Food classified into five groups: Cereals Veggies and Fruits Milk and Meat Fats and Fatty Foods Sugars and Sugary Foods. 1917: How To Select Foods. Came out one year later - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Food Pyramid

The Food PyramidChanges Over the Last Century1916: Food For Young Children

USDA first food guideFood classified into five groups:CerealsVeggies and FruitsMilk and MeatFats and Fatty FoodsSugars and Sugary Foods1917: How To Select Foods

Came out one year laterExpanded the food guide into a 14 page pamphlet1943: The Basic Seven

Suggested number of servings per food groupDid not include serving sizesIncluded seven food groupsmilk and milk productsmeat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, peas and nutsbread, flour and cerealsleafy green and yellow vegetablespotatoes and sweet potatoescitrus, tomato, cabbage and salad greensbutter and margarine

1956: The Basic Four

Simplified the Basic SevenIncluded serving sizes in four food groupsMilkMeatVeggies and FruitsGrain1979: Hassle-Free Guide To A Better Diet

Kept the Basic FourAdded moderate consumption of an additional group: Fats, sweets, and alcohol1984: Food Wheel A Pattern For Daily Food Choices

A collaboration of the USDA and the Red CrossIncluded amounts of foods for three different calorie levels1992: Food Guide Pyramid

The one most people rememberSplit the servings into proportions of a pyramid

What could be some problems with this model?2005: MyPyramid Food Guidance System

Simplified the food pyramidAdded a band for oilsIncludes representation of physical activity

What are some advantages and disadvantages for this model?2011: MyPlate

Iconic food guide easier to measure servings for each groupEmphasizes five food groups:GrainsFruitsVeggiesProtein (not meats)Dairy (not milk)

What are the major changes between this model and the MyPyramid model? Why were these changes made?How does this relate to Visual Rhetoric?The food guide has changed to fit the purposes of nutrition todayHealthy eating and exercise are emphasized todayMyPlate is available online as a nutrition tracker to fit with the advancements in technologyThe Basic Seven are no longer appropriate for the purposes of nutrition todayMyPlate offers more of an appeal to the eye than the data and facts listed in earlier food guidesHow does this help me understand Visual Rhetoric?Certain visuals are inappropriate for certain purposes (The Basic Seven are not appropriate for todays nutrition standards)Make sure your visuals fit your purposeThere are good visuals and appropriate visualsUse the latter!