Do you think this new model will really influence people's diets and help them eat better?
It remains to be seen. It depends on how they're used, how big of a public relations campaign it has, and if it generates controversy. If it doesn't generate controversy, nobody will know anything about it. From the standpoint of dieticians sitting in their offices talking to a patient who has diabetes, it should make it much easier.
Why does there always seem to be so much disagreement about nutrition?
My recommendations are: eat less; move more; eat plenty of fruits and vegetables; and avoid too much junk food. Who profits from that? We have a food system that's overabundant. And for food companies it's very difficult to sell food in that environment and meet Wall Street targets. If you read between the lines of this new model, it says: stop drinking soda. If I were a soda company, I would be stressed. But fortunately, I'm not.