WASHINGTON, April 19, 2005 – Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today unveiled MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system. “Steps to a Healthier You,” MyPyramid’s central message, supports President Bush’s HealthierUS initiative which is designed to help Americans live longer, better and healthier lives. MyPyramid, which replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
The food pyramid, familiar on box backs for as long as I can remember (and remember, I’m old now) is being replaced with a series of 14 different “pyramids”. Conventional wisdom and long-standing knowledge gets another kick in the butt. We’ll see how this progresses. You can see what yours looks like at MyPyramid.
I got a sunburn on my balding areas over the weekend, and it hurts. Guess it’s time to invest in hats. It has taken several years longer than I thought, so I’m OK with that.
Over the weekend, we saw 2 movies: Saw and The Pacifier. The Pacifier was more or less a rehash of Kindergarten Cop with Vin Diesel. It had some good moments, and Brad Garrett was really funny. Saw was brilliant, though. I don’t have the spoiler tags set up yet, so, I’ll just say that it was riveting and brilliant for now.
Mark put up pictures of his dog, which reminds me that we don’t have any pooch pics here. I’ll need to remedy that.