By: Canada’s Food Guide T Vs. y America’s Food Pyramid l e r W. Presentation Food Pyramid Food Guide Simple and unappealing More colorful handout design More appealing to the eye Less aesthetically pleasing with shades on boxes printout sheet Looks to provide more Less writing and information information on print out A lot more text Looks very rushed Has more appropriate food because looks elementary group names (IE: Instead in design of Milk, it’s Milk and “Example” foods are hard Alternatives) to decipher what they are Easier, nicer, and informative as a “pin up” poster Nutritional Advice Food Pyramid Food Guideand Single group for fruits Splits the vegetables and fruits vegetables Has a group for oils Splits the recommended Does not split the serving sizes in age groups to recommended serving sizes be more accurate into age groups Considers beans and lentils a Considers Lentils and Beans a Meat & Alternative vegetable and not a under the Has more recommendations meat category of what to do with your food The only thing beyond food Has more information beyond that it really tells you is to have food related aspects a diagram of someone walking up stairs to remind you to Recommends ~3c. Of grains a exercise day Recommends 1c. ¼ of grains Has only recommendations for oils Ease of Use Food Pyramid Food Guide Hard to determine “portion Easier to decipher what the sizes” because it’s “example” foods are represented by the base size Titles are appropriately label to The amount of fat and sugars understand what each section your supposed be able to get of Food Guide is saying from the thinning of the Nicely layed out pyramid. Has all of the information on Above 2 points of pyramid is the Food Guide print out left to interpretation of The hand out differenciates the portions. portion sizes between gender Website is harder to navigate and age groups The Food Pyramid relies on More information portrayed on the website to give hand out, so you don’t need an information internet connection Only website says portions for Food Guide uses both Metric age groups and gender and Imperial for their recommendations Website Presentation Food Pyramid Food Guide The button titles are hard Website looks cluttered to interpret before clicking with a lot of on them The website isn’t dedicated Difficult to navigate to find what your looking for to just the food guide, so The website looks clean it’s difficult to find if you are and less cluttered just given the website The website is dedicated to Colorful and eye pleasing just the Food Pyramid More information on the Is not very user friendly website Less information on the website More interactive food guide Not very detailed Food building system Pyramid building system Able to choose foods that Very sterotypical in food suit you making it more recommendations diverse for people Which Food Guide is better? The Canadian Food Guide is definitely the better and easier to use choice for the general public. It should be recommended to everyone who want to live an healthy life style.
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