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The MyPyramid Web site provides information specifically for professionals, in addition to the content for consumers.
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Development of MyPyramid

A multiyear, multiple component research process was undertaken to revise the original Food Guide Pyramid and to develop the MyPyramid Food Guidance System. This research has been documented in a number of articles published as a supplement to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior in November/December 2006. With the permission of the Journal and the Society for Nutrition Education, you can access and print these articles from this website. If you would like a free copy of this journal issue, please contact us at Support@cnpp.usda.gov.
MyPyramid Mini-Poster
Anatomy of MyPyramid
Mini Poster [PDF]
MyPyramid Results Downloads [HTML]
Food Tracking Worksheets [HTML]
Anatomy of MyPyramid describes how the symbol can be used to teach MyPyramid's key concepts. [PDF][TEXT]

MyPyramid for Preschoolers
Mini Poster [PDF]
Two-Sided Bookmark (5 per sheet, 3.1MB) [PDF]
Making Your Job Easier/ Features of the Preschoolers Website [PDF]

WIC Works Resource System

MyPyramid in Action Fact Sheets
  Tips for Pregnant Moms
  Tips for Breastfeeding Moms
  Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
 Earn CPE Credits! Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) can earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for reviewing the MyPyramid Food Guidance System Educational Framework (1 CPE) and the PowerPoint Presentation, MyPyramid: USDA's New Food Guidance System (2 CPEs). For more information, click here.
MyPyramid — USDA’s New Food Guidance System peer-to-peer PowerPoint presentation. This 61-slide presentation was developed for you and your colleagues to educate others within the nutrition field. It details the background and development of MyPyramid and is organized into three sections: Development of the MyPyramid food intake patterns, development of MyPyramid consumer messages and materials, and using MyPyramid materials.
[PowerPoint Note: This is a large file (11MB)]
Education framework that provides key concepts of the MyPyramid food guidance system. These key concepts are not intended as direct consumer messages, but rather as a framework of ideas from which professionals can develop consumer messages and materials. [PDF] [TEXT]
MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns that identify what and how much food an individual should eat for health. The amounts to eat are based on a person’s age, sex, and activity level. [PDF] [TEXT]
Food Intake Pattern Calorie Levels that identify the calorie level assigned to an individual in the MyPyramid Plan, based on their sex, age, and activity level. [PDF] [TEXT]
Sample menu at 2000 calorie level that gives one example of how all of the recommendations for food group and nutrient intake can be integrated into a weekly menu. [PDF]
Your Personal Path to Health: Steps to a Healthier You! is a collaborative effort between USDA and its partners. This consumer brochure provides tips and healthful advice to use MyPyramid to "start you down your path to good health." [PDF]
Getting Started
USDA has released the MyPyramid food guidance system. Along with the new MyPyramid symbol, the system provides many options to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every day. This guide will help you navigate through the new MyPyramid system to educate consumers. [PDF]
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