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72 Responses to Food Pyramid Is Now Replaced With A Food Plate

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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Link: Food Pyramid Is Now Replaced With A Food Plate - What do you think, I-A-B? Setps in the right direction or a $2 million Obama-inspired waste?
  2. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Yes to both questions.

    The problem with the old pyramid was it was created with much input from the meat and dairy industries, that is why those two slices were larger than they should have been. This seems more in line with accepted nutritional recommendation. So that is good.

    On the other side, people likely to pay attention to this already know how to eat right. That money would have been better spent actually teaching pre-teens and teens how to eat better (something recently shown to be very effective).
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    two MILLION dollars??? on this? i could have come up with it for less than $50, artwork included.
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    soundchic41 Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    dumb.... spending money we dont have as a country. typical!!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    How dare they try and tell me what to eat? I`m American and you`re trying to impinge my libertieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.

    Or something. Just wait and see, I called it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    They didn`t really spend $2M on it, right? That`s a joke, yes?

    Although if the $2M figure includes the cost of an advertising campaign, that would be more reasonable.

    Although, like Wundt, I question how useful any such thing is because on the whole anyone who would pay any attention to it knows what a balanced diet is anyway.

    Also, the "protein" segment is out of place. The rest are types of food (most of which would contain protein) and not a type of nutrient. if you`re going to talk about protein, the other segments should be carbohydrates and fats. Also, "protein" by itself is misleading as there are numerous different forms of protein and the differences matter a lot unless you`re just talking about meat.
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    Khalfani Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    +1 to Wundt
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Wait, the Retardicans and Demotards are bitching about a measly two million dollars??
    Isn`t this sh-thole somewhere around twelve trillion in debt? (I checked the numbers just now, it`s more like 14 trill, but my butthole actually puckered when I saw the number. I didn`t realize it was that bad). It`s not the money we should be bitching about, but that our government thinks that we`re actually THIS STUPID. I mean, there are a LOT- a disturbingly large amount- of stupids out there, but there is NO freaking way anyone can make ANY intelligible sense of this.
    Here`s an idea- DON`T EAT poo FOOD. Just...be healthy, and don`t eat more than your serving size. And eating once a day is WAY worse than eating 4 times (respecting serving sizes).
    drat you, government. drating drat you in the drating retarded drating government drating collective drating quasi-drating-intelligence.
    Someone here mentioned Costa Rica...want a neighbor that speaks English and can fix poo?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    So we`re replacing one chart that doesn`t work for another chart that doesn`t work.

    Yeah, that makes plenty of sense.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    Oh, and you people on about the protein- we actually need more protein in our diet than you realize. The vast majority of us aren`t getting enough.
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Sorry - but WTF? Grains and related products are high in sugars and aren`t that great for you. Low GI foods are better - and I know that in a recession it`s damn hard to provide healthy food for a family, so perhaps the first lady should be spending her time and the nation`s money on nutrition education and perhaps cooking classes in schools? Help the kids to be healthier - it might just work.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Michelle Obama did this? It MUST be an evil plot:
    LOOK! The fork is on the left! THE LEFT!
    And the lines on the plate make a swastika! If you squint a lot, and use your imagination...

    Aww, I got nothin! lolz!
    I like it! It looks fine, makes WAY more sense than the 2005 `pyramid` does. "MyPlate" is a goofy name tho, but since I can`t think of a better name... it`s ok!

    Oh @NitroJunkie has it right: 2 million bucks is CHICKENFEED for politicians of all stripes! Y`all are lucky it didn`t cost 2 BILLION! (ie 1000 times more) like our stupid, soon to be killed `long rifle registry`.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    It appears to me that they are missing the very key point of the pyramid, the junk foods. But that`s alright, I`m going to correctly assume that it is the white of the plate!
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    HamilTaco Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    They spent 2 million on drawing a pretty picture. Fantastic. I`m really going to make sure my plate looks just like that now.
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    handyman0205 Male 60-69
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Where are the M & M`s?
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    connor53 Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    It`s funny. When you think about all the money you and your family and a couple generations before that have paid in taxes, it could all have been spent on this. A food plate. I could have done that for $2.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    A $2 million dollar project. Your tax dollars at work.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    I get it, 2 million is insignificant when compared to our overall budget, but still, it highlights how wasteful our federal spending habits have become. Defense spending, social programs and logistical expenses are out of control, and we need to make some serious cuts.

    It does beg the question: how were 2 million dollars spent on this? I could imagine it taking 1 good researcher about a month to contact and interview with some expert nutritionists, write up a proposal, send it out to some of those experts to be critiqued, and then call up a graphic designer and say "I need these proportions on a plate graphic." How does it cost more than say $10000 to come up with something like this?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    To everyone who says they can do this for $2.

    I am willing to pay you $2 to do similar work for me. You see I need a website made and an advertising campaign for 300 million people to promote roleplaying in the middle east.

    So you`ll be able to build me a website (including design and market research for what would be best for the region), and then market it all along the same lines.

    You`ll collect available documents throughout the spectrum of different roleplaying systems, and talk to experts in the field for what types of roleplaying suits what people, and so on and so forth.

    $2. For the year. Right?
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    $2,000,000 really is nothing. it may be alot for an indivdial, but its only like one persons life earnings perhaps, thats nothing for a govenment, and its not a waste, its created jobs and kept people working earning money. Its a waste if the govenment kept the money idle.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Joe: Makework jobs don`t help the economy. They just dilute the value of the dollar. If the government pays people for every mile they jog, that doesn`t keep the economy going because it`s not producing anything of value. In turn, because money is still being printed, however goods and services are not, the value of the dollar declines.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    go f*ck yourself. i like the original food pyramid. and there`s no `fats` section on the new one. and they say it`s simpler, but you can`t get much simpler then the original
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    How is this any different than the four food groups introduced in 1956?
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    June 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    We have an idiot for president.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    I get sick of eating healthy. Sometimes you just need that nastiness of fried greasy goodness. IN MODERATION PEOPLE! But I can`t say shxt like that because I didn`t lift a damn finger to be this damn thin. Fit and cut but thin. Engineered of durable, lightweight components. Less surface area means less friction. Superb speed, agility, and dexterity. Stamina for days. Imagine if I was laying this pipe at your place babygurl!
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    drips Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    It`s kind of oversimplified but I think people can relate to proportions of foods on a plate better than a random geometric shape. But mostly people just need to stop being crap-eating morons and eat well and enjoy good food.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    The US needs an obesity tax...
  28. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    "Makework jobs don`t help the economy. They just dilute the value of the dollar. If the government pays people for every mile they jog, that doesn`t keep the economy going because it`s not producing anything of value."

    That`s not entirely true. In the case of any society with a healthcare program, even your analogy falls flat.

    Paying people for jogging reduces the overall cost of healthcare for obesity, creates a healthier more energetic workforce, makes more people fit for military service thus reducing recruitment costs, etc.

    In this particular case, for similar reasons, it`s not "makework jobs" to begin with. However: Even if they were, any government spending is diluted or amplified depending on the scenario, into the economy.

    Which is the point he was trying to make.
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    FontFace Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    Our government`s departments have to do something like this every few years, or else people will realize how unnecessary they are.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    2 million dollars? drat me. i could pull that bull poo out of my ass. and i`d only charge half that....
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    WTF... where is corn syrup on this plate? Obama trying to put US farmers out of business I see.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    It makes me sad that our government thinks we only understand things if they are drawn with basic shapes and primary colors. It terrifies me that they could be right.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    Sweden have followed that food model since as long as i can remember, though not every one is a stuck up bitch that forces one to follow it
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 12:21 am
    soo... i didn`t eat the recommended amount of vegetables before this was invented, the government wastes 2 million in research and web development and promotion for this "myplate", i still don`t eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Good work as always.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:01 am
    wow! you guys finally got rhe Wheel of Shame too!
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 1:06 am
    Ill eat what I want and how much I want, thank you very much government! BTW, im technically underweight too.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 1:10 am
    Why not eat whatever you want to eat!? How do you spend $2million on a pie-chart? What the...
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 5, 2011 at 1:45 am
    I love how so many of you criticise this- a simple way to ensure people understand how to balance their diet and avoid costing a fortune in healthcare. would you be the same set who lay into the obese at the drop of a hat, or talk about how fat a normal girl is when her photo appears on here. I am awed to be in the presence of so many who must live on mountains of grease and maintain lithe athletic bodies with no exercise....
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    danky Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 2:06 am
    makes more sense
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 4:27 am
    who gives a drat?
    and how does this cost $2 mill?
    now if you exuse me I`m goign to eat what ever is in my fridge...
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    Phantomz Male 13-17
    148 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 5:05 am
    Obama should of called me. I could of made that pie chart for only $1Million :D
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    terracottus Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2011 at 5:27 am
    Note how "proteins" and "vegetables" are 2 different groups.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2011 at 5:29 am
    Scratch that, note how "proteins" is a separate group as a whole. Also the only group described as the nutrition, not the food.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 6:45 am
    costs 2 million??? why??? if youre so against obesity, you couldve drafted this up pretty damn quickly, cuz there are plates sold out there to measure your portions of all of these, and then spent 2 million replacing snack vending machines in poorer schools with something healthier like dried fruit or granola bars, or something.

    there has to be something else you could have done, michelle obama, you get no credit yet.
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    calculator Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 7:04 am
    worst administration, ever.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2011 at 7:12 am
    I love how so many of you criticise this- a simple way to ensure people understand how to balance their diet and avoid costing a fortune in healthcare.

    Except that it doesn`t do that and almost everyone who would pay attention would already have at least a rough idea of what a healthy diet is.

    Have you read the objections in this thread? They`re mostly about it being pointless and thus a waste of money, for those reasons.

    would you be the same set who lay into the obese at the drop of a hat,

    No.

    or talk about how fat a normal girl is when her photo appears on here.

    No.

    I am awed to be in the presence of so many who must live on mountains of grease and maintain lithe athletic bodies with no exercise....

    I have an inherited metabolic disorder that means I have to work hard to avoid being morbidly obese and having diabetes, heart and liver disease. All of
  47. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2011 at 7:46 am
    and it only cost the tax payers $2 million. damn, michelle obama has a big ass head. she doesn`t have a forehead, she`s got a fivehead.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    June 5, 2011 at 8:11 am
    lol murika
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Dont like michelle obama. Be cool if obama was first black and first bachelor pres. He would get too much action at the club.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 9:31 am
    How this cost $2 million: they have to do research and studies to actually know what information to put into this (assuming this is more than just the one diagram...I should hope so anyway).

    Without that research, it would be meaningless.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Incidentally, this may not get any fat people to change their ways...but it DOES mean that when those said fat people need medical treatment, the government can hand them a nice big bill and/or tax increase and say "we TOLD you how to get thin and you ignored us...so now it`s on you."

    And THAT will save money.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 11:11 am
    though it does make sense, it is the most expensive pie chart known to man.
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    June 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Why did her husband becoming the president automatically make her the supreme overlord of America`s diet?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Where`s the fried chicken?
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Hey, this is money going in to (try and) help make America healthier, rather than buying MOAR GUNS `N TANKS for the Middle East.

    This is actually a lot more sensible than the Food Pyramid, especially the incomprehensible 2005 version that I still don`t understand. It actually demonstrates what a healthy meal would look like.

    The $2 million doesn`t just go into the diagram. They have a website with a more detailed plan, and I assume that`s where the money goes.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    O how the times have changed
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Obama wolfed down two chili dogs and fries, Link with pics, the day after his wife reveals `food plate` guide.
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Changing the design of something like that doesn`t change someone`s eating habits.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Paleo is the way to go! Eat like a caveman and live longer and healthier.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    2 million dollars is peanuts.

    It`s not worth the time of an anti-obama anti-spending fool to complain how this is wasteful spending when there are so many other actual means by which you are throwing money away.

    I don`t really care that they did this one way or another.

    If you want to combat obesity, this is not how you do it.

    If you assume fat people are stupid, they won`t follow this guide and continue their high fat, sedentary lifestyle.

    If you assume far people aren`t stupid, you might as well explain ALL the facts. For example, the impact on the economy, healthcare expenses etc. instead of this simplified plate, which doesn`t do much as different people need different diets.

    On top of this people don`t like being told what to do.

    Final bit of advice: charge fat people twice for two seats on planes and such.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Obama wolfed down two chili dogs and fries
    Last time I checked, Obama wasn`t obese.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    LazyMe: Still, Obama is either setting an awful example, or it`s just more proof how much of a hypocrite he is.

    Not that Michelle is much better, She hides her gut behind all those wide belts
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    todayistodie Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 2:03 am
    seeing as obesity is a huge problem in america and considering all options available to address this it is probably the best way that the government can. it was either do this or start treating food like alcohol i.e. its the responsibility of the bartender or in this case chef to cut someone off when they have had to much. considering how much his political opponents love to complain that our freedoms as americans are under "attack" this was the logical choice. or we could let nature do its work and have all the fat folks suffocate in themselves hopefully before they find another person about engulf themselves in themselves and procreate.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 2:06 am
    @CrakrJak

    "Obama wolfed down two chili dogs and fries, Link with pics, the day after his wife reveals `food plate` guide."

    He`s not a fatso. He doesn`t need the plate to tell him how to structure his diet.

    Millions of your citizens, and mine, apparently DO: because they seem hopeless at figuring it out for themselves.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 2:10 am
    Again, this is probably something along the lines of warning labels on products: if they`ve warned you, you can`t hold them liable when you go against the warning and hurt yourself.

    If the government has plainly told you how you can avoid getting fat, and you don`t heed that advice and get fat, then you can`t turn around and blame the government for your obesity.

    This $2 million is probably saving them a lot in future lawsuits, and possibly even giving mandate for recouping some of the huge medical costs of obesity by taxing/charging money from the obese for the huge drain on tax funds their medical needs cause.

    Though I don`t agree with doing that, you can see why they might do it.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 5:37 am
    Someone tell that twat to cut it the drat out. I`m not okay with changing things I learned as a child... Hell, next they`re going to try telling me that Pluto isn`t a planet.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 6, 2011 at 6:06 am
    How fat are you CJ?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I hope this helps America
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    xdrfvc Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 10:14 am
    I made an account after years of just passively reading I-A-B because of this ridiculous argument. Now, I know full well that this is the internet and that arguments are by default blown out of proportion because people can hide behind their screen names, but this is just out of hand.

    People, this is meant for VERY YOUNG CHILDREN. Mrs. Obama is not trying to tell an obese 40 year-old that he must have half veggies and fruits. Primary colors and simple geometric shapes work brilliantly for the target audience.

    Yes, we are all talented graphic designers and could make that image for the low price of $2. Even if this were possible, the Agriculture Department must now distribute this new campaign to MILLIONS of children across the entire country. So yes, in your small town, $2 mil may be a lot but for less than $1 per child we can try to make an impact on individual lives, not to mention the incredible healthcare costs of obese Americans.

    Also, PROTEIN clearly me
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    xdrfvc Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 10:18 am
    Protein clearly means meat to a young person, as well as most people who are not versed in the nuances of nutrition...
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 6, 2011 at 11:44 am
    This is so incredibly stupid. I can`t even get over what a waste of time and money this is.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    What ever.

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