Building a Food Pyramid

Experts are trying to work out new rules on which foods to eat and which ones to avoid.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM February 17, 2004

It's lunchtime, and you're hungry.

You have two choices. You can eat whole-grain rice, a big heap of steamed broccoli, and a grilled, skinless chicken breast. Or you can have french fries, a cheeseburger, and a chocolate milkshake. Which meal would you choose?

These are the kinds of decisions you'll have to make several times a day for the rest of your life. Carrot sticks or potato chips? Milk or soda? An apple or a candy bar?

Even when you know which choice is better for you, it still ma...

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