Tina Ruggiero | Nutrition Expert, Cookbook Author and Spokesperson
Jun 9, 2011 by Tina Ruggiero
Joan Guthrie Medlen, MEd, RD says
Jun 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm
I work with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. I had to abandon use of the pyramid when they went to My Pyramid.gov. I couldn’t even teach food groups from it.
This gives me many opportunities to craft easy-to-understand nutrition education including visual tools that will be understandable.
My only complaint is this: They should really run things past their own experts in health literacy. I realize they wanted “my plate” to stand out, but….white on a light lime green background will be HARD for those with emerging literacy skills to read.
But nothing is perfect and this has FAR more potential than we’ve had for some time.
Thanks for your blog!
Tina Ruggiero says
Jun 12, 2011 at 8:16 am
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! You bring up excellent points. Feel free to follow me @Tina_Ruggiero on Twitter, where we can continue our dialog about all things nutrition! Have a great weekend.