[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-04-12

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 12:38:45 EDT 2012

2012/4/14 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Chris Leonard
> <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> During the conversation with the learning team, the topic of nutrition
>>> came up. FZT is working with USAID on a nutrition curriculum. We
>>> discussed ways to integrate the curriculum into Sugar, by or example,
>>> using the Turtle Art [1]. I was inspired by our discussion of the Food
>>> Pyramid, so on the flight back to Boston, I wrote a new activity, [2].
>>> What is potentially fun about it is that not only can you explore the
>>> precompiled database of foods, but you can also load your own foods
>>> into the database. So, for example, a child could take a photo (using
>>> Record) or draw a picture (using Paint) of dinner, and then load that
>>> food into the activity.
>> Walter, the Food Pyramid is so 10 minutes ago :-)
>> Almost a year ago the USDA guidelines changed to the MyPlate iconography.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyPlate
> I should probably change my formula for a balanced meal. (I had been
> going by the material prepared in .NI based on USAID curricula.)
> Thanks.

That is not to say that the USDA recommendations are necessarily right
for every one, even within the US there is criticism that they are
overly influenced by the agribiz concerns that have great political

Of course, leave to folks from Boston to propose an alternative, the
Harvard Healthy Eating Plate.


Bon Apetit,


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