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Unformatted text preview: Williams 1 Darryl Williams Clara Butler HE 101-05 8 March 2011 Food Pyramid Most people are very familiar with the food pyramid, or at least acknowledge its existence. The origins of the Food Guide Pyramid date back, long before vitamins and minerals were invented. In 1916, Caroline Hunt published the first food guide, Food for Young Children. She broke food down into five main groups: milk and meat; cereals; vegetables, and fruits; fats and fatty foods; and sugars and sugary foods. President Franklin Roosevelt decided to call a National Nutrition Conference in 1941. This is the first occasion in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture decided to make an RDA; which stands for Recommended Dietary Allowance. Two years later, the USDA introduced an updated version of Hunts five main food groups called the Basic Seven. They later revised the Basic Seven and made it the Basic Four, which consisted of milk, meats, fruits and vegetables, and grains. This new list made it easier for which consisted of milk, meats, fruits and vegetables, and grains....
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course HE 101 at Jackson State.
- Spring '11