MyPyramid--Getting Started


MyPyramid--Getting Started


This tool provides information to help consumers navigate through the new MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that helps Americans make healthy food choices and be active every day.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • MyPyramid symbol – Explains the messages in the MyPyramid symbol
  • MyPyramid’s basic messages – Gives consumers MyPyramid’s basic messages about healthy eating and physical activity
  • MyPyramid Plan – Helps consumers find the kinds and amounts of foods they should eat each day
  • Inside the Pyramid – Points consumers to the in-depth information about each food group, discretionary calories, and physical activity available at “Inside the Pyramid”
  • MyPyramid Tracker – For consumers who want a detailed assessment and analysis of their current eating and physical activity habits


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: July 2005
Last Updated: 05/09/12

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