Government Introduces New Eating Recommendations

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

For the last 15 years, the government's colorful food pyramid has been taped to refrigerators across the county. Now there will be 12 triangles to choose from under new Agriculture Department guidelines.


Dr. Eric Hentges, director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Katherine Tallmadge, nutritionist and weight loss consultant. National spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Author of Diet Simple

Roy Rivenburg, staff writer for The Los Angeles Times



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from