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Lawsuit Claims Food Pyramid is Illegal

[Los Angeles Times]

It's time to shake up the traditional food pyramid and replace it with a vegetarian alternative. That's what a doctors' advocacy group seeks in a lawsuit against two federal agencies that it says are breaking the law by not doing enough to combat obesity and diabetes.

The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine proposes a meatless food pyramid that it designed called Power Plate.

Food pyramids are guidelines that help create a balanced, healthy diet. So it's worth comparing these two to see what works for you; maybe you'll wind up with a hybrid. Here's the Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid and the Physicians Committee's Power Plate. Regardless of which you choose, each gives good information on nutrition values, portions, recipes, etc.

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