Charting a Course

Caroline Zielinski says the food pyramid is making a comeback in Australia–just in time for the holidays:

“[Nutrition Australia chief executive Lucinda Hancock] says the new pyramid design would have a ‘clear separation of the food groups, segregated into the proportions they should be consumed as part of the daily diet.’

“‘What we’re providing is a refresh of the pyramid which is based on plant-based foods, and reflects the core foods in line with the guidelines — the foundation for healthy eating which is based on science and evidence.’

“The idea behind the pyramid is to provide an enticing — and simple — visual representation of healthy eating habits.”