From my looking at the real nutrition research studies, the government food guidelines are NOT based on recent or independent scientific research, but on corporate interests to maintain their profits. Various food industries have their say in these guidelines, as do government bodies, docto...rs untrained in nutrition, and even the supermarkets have a say in them! What an absolute joke!
These guidelines are benefiting their profits, but not your health.
Also, they assume that everyone is the same and hence we should all eat the same. As an experienced Nutritionist (and now Naturopath) I know this to be completely incorrect - everyone is different! We all have our individual tolerances (and intolerances) of various foods, because of many factors including our ethnicity and genetic makeup.
This is why my results of the survey only rate me at 59/100 - because for very good scientific and personal reasons I don't eat many whole grains and next to no dairy... I have tons of organic vegies, organic and grass-fed meat, a LOT of healthy fats (which in their eyes is unhealthy), yet I am apparently unhealthy and need to eat more toxic grains, toxic milk, toxic polyunsaturated oils and GMO canola oil... But I don't have any medical or weight issues, and I've seen a GP once since 1991!
For a laugh, have a look at the CSIRO check in this link:
and write your score in the comments with your thoughts!
but for a more personalised approach to having a healthy diet and really improving your health (reducing symptoms of pain, poor sleep, stress, and treating medical conditions) see me instead!