Latin American Diet Pyramid

LatinoPyramid_flyers_0.jpgThe Latin American Diet Pyramid is third in the series of traditional diet pyramids developed by Oldways. It was originally released at the Latin American Diet Conference in El Paso, Texas in 1996.

This Latin American Diet Pyramid illustrates how to eat the healthy and traditional Latin American Diet. It is an educational guide that promotes a diet of richly flavorful, affordable, and easy-to-prepare foods, and reflects the great range of culinary traditions, foods, and flavors of this vast area. Variations of the Latin American diet have traditionally existed in the parts of Latin America where maize (corn), potatoes, peanuts, and beans are grown, including modern-day Mexico, and the other countries in Central and South America. This eating pattern is a blend of the broad traditional diets of four major cultures: the indigenous people (Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, and other Native Americans), the Spanish, Portuguese, and continental Africans. 

Download a color illustration of the Latino Pyramid (3.2MB JPEG)

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