The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and similar agencies worldwide, have addressed the nutritional needs of modern man and have provided handy guidelines to follow. Unfortunately, people don’t. Every American over the age of seven recognizes the Food Guide Pyramid, but few can fill it in properly, and fewer still live by its guidelines. The perfect diet has been waiting patiently for you. It’s time to pay attention!