Food Guide Pyramid becomes MyPlate
Developed in 1992, the original Food Pyramid Guide was an educational tool used to help Americans select healthful diets. However, trying to apply this guide may have felt at times like trying to climb the Great Pyramids.
Fortunately, we no longer have to think of the pyramid while we prepare our plates. The food guide pyramid is being retired as a new symbol for healthy food choice is unveiled:my plate.
MyPlate is an uncomplicated illustration of how to build a healthy meal using the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.