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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Infographic: Daily Nutritional Needs for Adults and Children
This chart summarizes what our daily eating plan should look like, according to the Federal Government. It's not perfect -- too much emphasis on animal products, thanks to lobbying by the meat and dairy industries. But these guidelines are a step in the right direction, encouraging fruit and veggie consumption.
The graphic came from an article about countries around the world that are suffering from "nutritional crisis." Most of them are in Africa and Asia, but #11 on the list of eleven is the good old U.S. of A., where two-thirds of us are overweight or obese. Click here to read the article.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.