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July 13, 2004

Albany- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering over-hauling the Food Guide Pyramid.

They say a lot of people don't know how to use it to eat the right balance of the five food groups. Nutritionists say any changes should focus on portion size.

"They're thinking of their idea of the serving size and not the ADA's idea of a serving size. Remember a portion of meat is the size of the palm of your hand. It's not half the plate," says Palmyra Medical Center Nutritionist Rose Marie Steinsapir.

Nutritionists say in addition to updating the amounts of what foods should be eaten, the new guidelines should emphasize the importance of exercise.

Posted at 4:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com