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The Ultimate Guide To The Teenage Food Pyramid

Many years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a powerful and enduring icon – the Food Guide Pyramid.  As an alternative to the USDA’s pyramid, teenage boys everywhere built their own version of the Healthy Eating Pyramid.  I submit for your review Brian’s idea of the perfect Food Pyramid:

The Fats\Oils\Sweet Group:

The Dairy Group:

The Meat\Fish\Nut Group:

The Vegetable Group:

The Fruit Group:

The Cereal\Bread Group:

The Rice\Pasta Group:

Daily Water – 8 Servings:

Until next time-



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Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

25 Responses to The Ultimate Guide To The Teenage Food Pyramid

  1. Candid April 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm #

    I think my oldest son and your son follow the same pyramid! LOL…this was great!!!

  2. BobG April 3, 2008 at 6:55 pm #

    That puts him about on par with most of the adults I know.

  3. hangelbel April 4, 2008 at 12:57 am #

    My children loves every food you displayed above.

  4. Daisy April 4, 2008 at 3:42 am #

    OK, Now THAT was freekin’ hilarious! So flipping funny I was cracking up. Well done – excellent post!

  5. People in the Sun April 4, 2008 at 5:05 am #

    Is that a menu to a restaurant in heaven? I will be good from now on if that’s the case.

  6. Shari April 4, 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    So funny! I have 3 boys and they all think like Brian!

  7. MorganLighter April 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    Catherine – You’re too funny. However, I bet that resembles the food pyramid of a majority of people.
    I know that Brian doesn’t eat like that – he only wishes he could.
    Great post.

  8. Theresa April 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    My kids would add the Chocolate Group, because for them it’s in a class all it’s own.

  9. Allie April 7, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh this was great!! I loved it… but in our house Ranch dressing comes in second to ketsup!!

  10. buffy April 8, 2008 at 4:56 am #

    Well its obvious that that is an International food triangle…cause here downundah my 15 year old son would agree with those choices, but he might change the ketchup (tomato sauce) for BBQ!

  11. Sara Lynn April 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    Great post! Looks like you are definitely surviving motherhood with boys!

  12. Posh Totty April 15, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    hehe I dont know about teenage boys, but I am a grown adult (well I keep telling myself that anyway hehe!!) and it all looks good to me ;o)

  13. Catheirne April 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    I know … all the boys that come to my homes ask for the same thing…Pancakes, Ribs and catchup!Thanks for your comment.

  14. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Yeah, some of you adult men dream of spreading popcorn butter on your lady while watching a good action movie…and not having to cuddle after 😉

  15. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    Yeah I think it’s a conspiracy!

  16. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm #

    I am glad I made you laugh – you are too cute yourself. I should do a food pyramid for PMSing women… hmmmm

  17. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    Hmmmm and George Clooney is serving with a nice bottle of Pinot.

  18. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    Yes and I bet when you try new food they look down at their plates and in chorus say, “Uhhh what is THIS??”

  19. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    My ex husband and I told Brian that fish was “Sea Chicken” and since chicken was all he would eat back then, it was our way of getting him to eat fish. Once, a butcher almost said “fish” in front of Brian when I voiced over him …”You mean the SEA CHICKEN?” and shot him that begging please-don’t-blow-this-for-me parenting look. TO which the Butcher replied “We have the freshest sea chicken in town!”

  20. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:41 pm #

    Yes… I think for me the whole pyramid could be all types of dark chocolate, with the bottom water row consisting of red wine, coffee and water…

  21. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    Ah yes, Ranch dressing – he likes that for his french fries whn it’s allowed.

  22. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    Ahhhh yes, BBQ sauce … that too! I think my son would like his eggs to be BBQd …

  23. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    Yes, they are really great fun. Who knew that I would be lousy at picking for long term healthy relationships for myself but be a great mom and influence on boys. Maybe if I spoke to men the way I do to all the boys that manage to eat me out of house and home I might do better in the adult variety…? (laugh) I think your site idea is great I wish you great success with it!

  24. Catherine April 24, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Every time I look at that steak I want to sit down to a steak dinner…

  25. Linda May 20, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    I love this! If it weren’t for Rice, cheeseburgers and Peanut butter then I am sure that my 13 yr. old grandson would starve! Pepsi and Juice Boxes also (No water…yuck). I love your posts!!!

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