Social Issues

Redesigning the Dinner Plate

Nowhere on (or near) this plate will you find a dessert dish. Nor will you find convoluted jargon like carbohydrates, cholesterol or saturated vs. unsaturated fats. Actually, you won’t find fats at all. The now-retired pyramid graphic inadvertently emphasized that category in the original pyramid, vaulting it to the apex; in the 2005 redesign (which never really caught on) the Fats category maintained its individuality, as if a separate entity from protein, dairy or fruit and necessary to seek out in chocolate, cupcakes or greasy snacks. Read more …