There has been an outburst of creative images on the web that were spurred by the unveiling of the USDA's new MyPlate, each new image inspired by this ridiculous graphic aimed at "simplifying" the nutritional guidelines. The problem is, people have transferred their nutritional dogma's onto their version of the plate, and in doing so have only created another graphic that is just as useless. I don't need a tidy circle that prescribes me ratios of certain foods that I should be eating. I don't do Weight Watchers or the Zone, so I don't need to count points, or blocks, or calories, or track macronutrient ratios. All of this, of course, is summarized in my version of the MyPlate, which I can say without a shred of ego or arrogance, is the best rendition of the graphic. But first I thought I'd share some of the other attempts I've seen, saving the best (mine) for last.
So now, without further adieu, here are my TWO renditions of the MyPlate. No doctrines, no ratios, and no Photoshop skills.
I call this one "what they're really giving you" and it is a cynical evaluation of the current guidelines. I had just gotten an iPad and used Adobe Ideas (decent app, but Sketchbook is cheaper and better) to construct this little picture. I can't decide which one of mine is better...both 10's, no doubt, but obviously one must win. You decide, post your thoughts to the comments.
Additionally, please send me any versions you have created. I definitely like seeing what's out there. If you also like seeing what's out there, check out the "guidelines" from around the world.