NIH-Funded “Food Pyramid” Rates Lucky Charms Healthier Than Steak

A few weeks ago the White House hosted a conference on hunger, nutrition and health. One of the key organizers of the conference — Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Tufts School of Nutrition — had just finished spending 3 years and millions of dollars designing a new food pyramid. His findings? Lucky Charms are healthier than steak.

Americans have a massive obesity and disease problem. Are we really not understanding why?

According to the Tufts Food Compass — which they tout as “the most comprehensive and science-based nutrient profiling system to date” — Lucky Charms are healthier than whole milk, more than twice as healthy as beef, and better for you than a baked potato or cooked green peas.


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Here’s a pic of the food compass score.

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h/t Brown Star Kachina


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