Food Pyramid Reshaped for Latino Tastes
Public health officials can use the tool to reach U.S. Latinos, who have some of the highest obesity rates.
Here’s more from a video and story from NBC Chicago:
Each of the redesigned pyramids emphasizes portion sizes, and [dietitian Sylvia Melendez] Klinger points out they also remind people of eating patterns specific to their culture that may not be helpful.
“A typical Hispanic family will have seven tortillas with a meal. That’s seven hundred calories before you even touch your meal,” she said.
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