The U.S. Department of Agriculture has bid farewell to the food pyramid and has introduced its new healthful eating website and icon:
Without argument, the new icon is certainly less confusing than the triangular shaped rainbow mess the USDA has been using the past six years:
But, the new icon is still incredibly vague. Since the purpose of the USDA implementing the icon is to promote nutritious eating habits, the logo could easily have included the phrases “Fresh Fruits,” “Fresh Vegetables,” “Whole Grains,” and “Lean Proteins.”
I think it’s definitely a step in the right direction, but once again it seems to have missed the mark. What is your reaction?