An alternative -- Cornell and Harvard researchers have developed an official vegetarian pyramid.
The Vegetarian Diet Pyramid is linked from http://www.oldwayspt.org/html/p_veg2.htm. It is © 1998 Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust. For more information on the Vegetarian Food Pyramid and other food pyramids, including the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, Latin American Diet Pyramid, and Asian Diet Pyramid, see the Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust Web site.
Content: emphasizes whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables and seeds. (The value of daily physical activity is also acknowledged, although this is not strictly a nutritional issue.)
Potential bearing on nutritional problems:
Explore: A brief explanation of the vegetarian food pyramid appears in the January 15, 1998 Cornell Chronicle.