MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool
that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status,
related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity
information. The Food Calories/Energy Balance feature automatically calculates
your energy balance by subtracting the energy you expend from physical activity
from your food calories/energy intake. Use of this tool helps you better
understand your energy balance status and enhances the link between good
nutrition and regular physical activity. Keep track of your energy balance history and
view it up to one year. MyPyramid Tracker translates the principles
of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other nutrition standards
developed by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Click
here for a
tutorial on MyPyramid Tracker.
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control
number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is
0584-0535 (expiration date: June 30, 2009). The time required to complete this information collection is
estimated to average 31.5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the
data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
Assess Your Food Intake
The online dietary assessment provides information on your diet quality,
related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient information. After providing
a day's worth of dietary information, you will receive an overall evaluation by
comparing the amounts of food you ate to current nutritional guidance. To give
you a better understanding of your diet over time, you can track what you eat
up to a year.
Assess Your Physical Activity
The physical activity assessment evaluates your physical activity status and
provides related energy expenditure information and educational messages. After
providing a day's worth of physical activity information, you will receive an
overall “score” for your physical activities that looks at the types and
duration of each physical activity you did and then compares this score to the
physical activity recommendation for health. A score over several days or up to
a year gives a better picture of your physical activity lifestyle over time.
Select one of the "Login" links below to enter the system.
What do I need to use this site? Click here for
answers to Frequently Asked Questions.