In Brief

A Brazilian duo has reimagined the USDA Food Pyramid by transforming it into a fun and easy-to-use puzzle.

Brazilian design student Adriano Furtado and nutrition student Gabriela Bizari have taken on a big task in tackling the way that Brazilians think about food and health. For a country so rich in produce, Brazil faces a huge problem with obesity. According to Furtado and Bizari, the primary reason for this epidemic is the lack of knowledge about good nutrition habits. The country has been using a translated version of the USDA Food Pyramid as its nutritional standard since 1999, which is misleading in its hierarchy and lack of clarity about serving size. In their research, Furtado and Bizari found that even if they thought about nutrition, many people had difficulty understanding the pyramid, so they created an interactive solution called ‘Meu Dia Alimentar‘ (My Daily Food).

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