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Building a Better Pyramid

Chances are you've seen the food guide pyramid at your local grocery store. But did you know that this simple graphic was the subject of a charged political debate back in 1991? The pyramid may be due for a radical face-lift soon, but will politics take a back seat to science this time around? Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about the food pyramid's past and its future.


Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, (University of California Press, 2002) and professor and chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University, New York, N.Y.

Walter Willett, M.D., author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, (Fireside, 2001), chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Stephen Doyle, principal and creative director, Doyle Partners, New York, N.Y.

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Ira Flatow