Health officials change food pyramid as obesity in BX and nation grows

Health officials have made changes to the old food pyramid in an effort to control the growing rate of obesity in the Bronx and the rest of the nation.

Doctors now recommend eating three servings of dairy a day from low fat or skim milk and low-fat yogurt. In addition people should eat fish once or twice a week and limit intake of red meat. Fruits and vegetables are also a must. According to one Bronx dietician, the guidelines recommend eating as many dark greens and bright colors as you can.

The good news is people don't have to avoid eating chocolate or drinking red wine. Both are high in anti-oxidants but be sure to consume in moderation.

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