I’m a nutrition educator. I’ll be honest. I tried the Atkins diet and it worked for me. Why can’t I say that to someone when they ask about the diet?
We don’t promote information that is not research-based nor do we recommend “diets.” Until we know more about the effectiveness of these diets, we will continue to promote the Food Guide Pyramid because it is a balanced guide that healthy people can follow without resorting to buying “special” foods.
Ellen Schuster, Associate State Nutrition Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Friday, December 12, 2008