Facts About… …New Food PyramidBy
The Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, recently announced changes to the food pyramid.
The top shelf of the pyramid has changed. It now focuses on typical foods and drinks from this shelf that contains approximately 100 calories and the need to restrict servings of these to a maximum of 1 per day.
Alcohol is now also included in the top shelf as it contributes calories to the diet.
There are also new guidelines on portion sizes and all advice is tailored to the Irish population for people across four age groups from 5 to 51+ years leading active and non-active lifestyles.
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