Japan: The Food Guide Spinning Top
For its healthy eating guidelines, Japan inverted the pyramid to make a spinning top. Small amounts of dairy and fruit make up the tip, followed by increasingly large layers of fish and meat, vegetables, and grains. The top is crowned by a drinking glass, an instruction to drink enough healthy beverages like water and tea, and a human figure using the top’s flat surface as a treadmill, showing the importance of exercise.
credit: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan