For our personal health, it is important to have a balanced diet so that we get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that we need in order to keep our bodies healthy. In order to help people have a better understanding and achieve a more balanced diet, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) published the Improved American Food Guide Pyramid, which suggests the optimal nutrition guidelines for each food category.
Recently, WIRED Magazine released their own guide pyramid but not for food groups or categories but instead a guide on how we can achieve a balanced media diet.
Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here are Wired’s suggested servings for optimal media health.
Based on the percentages showed in the pyramid, I can say that my media diet is quite balanced although I spend more than 9 hours a day. Btw, I think this media diet pyramid would look neat in a tshirt.
How about you guys? Do you have a balanced media diet? If not, what areas are you lacking at or not consuming?