If you read my recent post entitled “The Human Factory” you may have begun to suspect that I am quite interested in food and the food industry. Connected with this intense passion for food is my interest in nutrition as it relates to physical training. So, when I heard of the new initiative of the US gov’t to reshape the nation through the replacement of the food pyramid, I was overjoyed and bewildered all at the same time.
Here is why:
My reason for being overjoyed is obvious–the current state of America’s health is horrible. This fact has correlative effects upon our health care system (i.e. increased spending on health care and increased demand on physicians).
I am bewildered because I am not sure that these new initiatives will have any impact on American Culture…
What do you think?
Is MyPlate going to be just another trend that fades away with time?
Will this public health initiative help us get out of our current state?