I just received a link to an alternative Food Guide Pyramid from a colleague of mine (Glenn Town, Ph.D./Kinesiology Dept. Chair/Westmont College). One of the often cited concerns of using the traditional pyramids is how political and economically motivated they are. Glenn cited this one as being one he really likes as it seems to be free from a lot of these issues and simply gives better nutritional guidance. It is from the Harvard School of Public Health (www.hsph.harvard.edu).
By the way, I have had the opportunity to have a few discussion at length regarding nutrition and I have really respected what Glenn has to say in this arena.
Click here to visit the site or on the picture to the right.
Hope this is helpful for you.