A random walk through economics, politics, teaching, and learning...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Here is a tortured but interesting discussion of the USDA's new nutrition guidelines. In particular he paints a good picture of the conflicting goals of the USDA. Promote agriculture, but reduce obesity. Eat more, Weigh less? Sounds like the book Run less, Run faster. However, Eat more, Weigh less is only possible if eat more is not measured in calories, but volume. That would require a movement towards lower calorie higher volume fruits and vegetables and away from the more dense higher calories lower volume, meat, poultry and dairy.