What I'd LIKE to see, rather than people trying to read and decipher a long table, is a concise feeding guide kind of like what we are offered for our OWN healthy consumption choices, such as this one:
This would give people a menu to choose from, while also emphasizing that a MIX is of vegetables (and some fruit) is essential, not just to rely one one (or even two) things. Because I can tell you, that's the message that is being relayed by the current information going around.
The table I am compiling is an effort to better educate myself
, and I think I am going to use it to make a diagram similar to the one above. And of course collards, for example, would be part of the "healthy foods" on that chart. But I'm going to avoid the word "staple"
It seems to me it would be great to see a "Beardie Salad" or food bowl diagram consisting of:
1 part Daily high-calcium greens: cactus, turnip greens, collards, bok choy, arugula
1 part Daily supplemental greens: endive/escarole, kale, cilantro, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, dandelion greens, butternut squash
Occasional (3-4x per week) vegetables: all of the yellow items on my chart (but I'd start with green beans, carrot, etc)
Treats (1-2x per week): berries, etc.
I find that people really do need a quick and easy reference of "what should I do?", and providing such a thing would narrow down the list while still providing many more choices (and more emphasis on varied diet) than the images going around right now.