Four Servings of Design Stone Yamashita fixes the new food pyramid in Slate. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Sorry to sound negative for once, but I don’t think that the circles worked. It clearly a venn diagram- but what do the overlapping sections represent?
I didn’t think the “It takes time…” spiel added anything either, other than a vaguely preachy tone.
The spiral was way too busy to read, though it might work on a larger scale.
In my opinion the best was the first slied, the square blocks, which best represented the quantitative data, and also worked well for individual food labels.
Hmm, I don’t think the overlapping circles are meant to be a venn diagram; I think they’re just meant to be servings on a plate.
I admit I found the digestion spiral hard to follow, too, at least at that size, but I thought the plate was clear and attractive (apart from those pesky venn diagram overlaps 😉
The Harvard School of Public Health offers a critique of the new USDA pyramid and creates a Healthy Eating Pyramid here http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pyramids.html (in an authentic pyramid shape, phew!)
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