Resource Corner

October 2001 Issue

Harvard Researcher Builds a Better Pyramid

You probably know the U.S. Department of Agricultureís pyramid. Itís often seen on food labels, especially cereal boxes. How valuable is it in helping you build a healthful diet? Not very, claims Walter C. Willett, M.D., chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, certainly someone with the credentials to back up such a claim. He is a top researcher with the ongoing Nursesí Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, prolific producers of nutrition research.

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