Where Can I Find a Printable Food Pyramid?


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A printable-version of MyPyramid is available at ChooseMyPlate.gov: This food-guidance icon was used from 2005 to 2011. A printable, Food Guide Pyramid is available at usda.gov: This food-guidance icon was used from 1992 to 2005. USDA explains that neither the MyPyramid nor the Food Guide Pyramid portrays current nutritional recommendations.

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Choose My Plate states that the current food guidance icon is called "MyPlate." This icon is designed to encourage a person to carefully consider the foods he puts on his plate. MyPlate shows that half of each plate should contain fruits and vegetables. It also encourages consumption of whole grains and small portions of protein and dairy. As of 2014, current recommendations advise avoiding solid fats, extra salt and added sugar, according to Choose My Plate.

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