In the NYTimes, an article about redesigning the "Food Pyramid", which attempts to instruct Americans about a healthy diet: Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello Dinner Plate.
My favorite quote:
“It’s going to be hard not to do better than the current pyramid, which basically conveys no useful information,” said Walter C. Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Willett said he had not seen the new logo.
The government, the media, and everyone else in the world have been telling us for decades that we're too fat. Along the way, we keep getting fatter.
What if we just stop nagging everyone about what they eat? The U.S.D.A could save at least 2 million bucks if they just quit now.
All these diet programs remind me of the equally ineffective reading programs that our kids suffer through at school.