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Can You Scale the Food Pyramid?

The old food pyramid you remember from grade school got an upgrade in 2005, but the basic sentiment remains the same. The government guidelines advise eaters to choose a variety of foods from the different food groups in order to eat a balanced diet. How much do you know about the food pyramid? Take my quiz and see how you measure up.

Can You Scale the Food Pyramid?

What US government agency created the food pyramid?

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flavacrisp flavacrisp 6 years
Ok I got zero. First time for me!
uve uve 6 years
its become upside down
uve uve 6 years
its become upside down
opentypeA opentypeA 6 years
5/7. I very much dislike the "new" food pyramid. It's SO hard to remember the categories because it's just like stripes instead of categories. And what's up with adding exercise? You don't eat exercise!
opentypeA opentypeA 6 years
5/7.I very much dislike the "new" food pyramid. It's SO hard to remember the categories because it's just like stripes instead of categories. And what's up with adding exercise? You don't eat exercise!
Asche Asche 6 years
Ahh 2.5 cups. Although, it still doesn't seem like enough to me!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Asche, they didn't say 2.5 servings of vegetables, they said 2.5 cups. I did terribly on this :/
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Asche, they didn't say 2.5 servings of vegetables, they said 2.5 cups. I did terribly on this :/
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
The Food Pyramid doesn't really do it for me, either. Too many starches.
Asche Asche 6 years
I really knew nothing, but I don't agree with some of it. Only 2.5 servings a day of veggies, while no more than 6 teaspoons of oil? Please. I eat triple the amount of veggies and consume crazy amounts of olive oil and I am extremely healthy! In fact, I credit my high-olive oil diet to my thin, healthy frame!
weffie weffie 6 years
everything i know about the food pyramid i learned from marilyn manson's song on Clone High... so basically nothing lol. but if you haven't seen it, you really should :) http://bit.ly/xYhBa
weffie weffie 6 years
everything i know about the food pyramid i learned from marilyn manson's song on Clone High... so basically nothing lol. but if you haven't seen it, you really should :) http://bit.ly/xYhBa
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
Ouch, I did awful. Guess I haven't actually looked at it in years. I thought it was still grains, frutis & veggies, protein and dairy, with the little triangle of fats on top... ha.. guess I've missed a bit. :)
cg130 cg130 6 years
Wow, I knew nothing about the food pyramid.
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