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Authors

  1. Haven, Jackie MS, RD
  2. Britten, Patricia PhD

Abstract

The new MyPyramid Food Guidance System of the US Department of Agriculture, released in April 2005, has replaced the original Food Guide Pyramid. MyPyramid, developed to help implement the messages of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, uses a systems approach with varied educational tools and materials that accompany the new simplified MyPyramid symbol. Along with traditional print pieces, MyPyramid provides materials online at http://MyPyramid.gov. Consumers can find new tools and in-depth nutrition information on this Web site to help them more effectively tailor their food and activity choices each day to fit their own needs. The Web site also provides materials specifically for professionals to help them adapt MyPyramid's messages into materials that meet the needs of their own clientele