Healthy Living Pyramid

October 2, 2015

THE iconic Healthy Eating Pyramid has had its first makeover in nearly two decades, with sugar and junk food completely banned, and replaced with “healthy fats” and niche food items such as tofu and quinoa.

Nutrition Australia’s new pyramid will no longer spruik even a modicum of junk food: today, it is all about legumes, soy milk, soba noodles and tofu, which have never before been given a place on the previously three-tiered food pyramid.

Nutrition Australia chief executive Lucinda Hancock said that the whole grains food group has been expanded to include “quinoa and soba noodles, and the dairy section includes soy milk to represent calcium-fortified dairy alternatives”.