How Can You Create a Printable Food Pyramid?


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As an article from Kids Health points out, the USDA food pyramid has been replaced by a food plate; however, the USDA has archived printable food pyramid posters and tutorials on its website. Those who wish to use and print the new plate system can do so on ChooseMyPlate.gov.

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How Can You Create a Printable Food Pyramid?
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Many educational and nutrition sites have switched their materials to reflect the new My Plate system, but on websites such as Nourish Interactive, there are sections dedicated to worksheets and printables related to the old food pyramid.

ChooseMyPlate.gov allows users to create personalized food plans based on the five recommended food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy. Plans are customizable based on age, sex, physical activity and other factors. A Printables section on the website offers posters and coloring sheets in PDF format.

Other tools provided by the Choose My Plate site include the SuperTracker, for calorie tracking and weight loss help, and links to the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl, which assists users with grocery and meal planning and includes cookbooks and a searchable database of healthy recipes. Users can create a personalized cookbook of recipes by selecting "Add to my cookbook" for each desired recipe. When done adding, go to the Cookbooks section of the website and choose Build My Cookbook to customize and print or save a PDF cookbook.

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