MyPlate & Food Pyramid Resources

Choose My Plate icon ChooseMyPlate.gov

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets based on USDA's new food guidance icon, MyPlate. MyPlate replaces MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol and is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully.


MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

This practical tool lets you track and score your eating and activity habits. Gives tips for making healthy changes. MyPlate SuperTracker replaces the MyPyramid Tracker and Menu Planner.


MyFoodapedia logo Food-a-Pedia

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides quick access to food information including food groups, calories, and comparison of two foods.


MyPlate Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate daily food plans and tools - designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers - provides interactive guidance.


Ten Tips logo 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides consumers and professionals easy-to-follow food and nutrition tips on a specific topic in a convenient, printable format.


MyPlate Tips & Resources - Vegetarian Diets

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Tips and resources for using MyPyramid for vegetarian eating.


MyPlate Food Groups

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

This page illustrates the five food groups that make up MyPlate. Simply click on a food group to learn more about how to build a healthy plate.


MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate resources for parents and caregivers of children 2 through 5 years of age.


MyPlate Sample Menus for 2000 Calorie Food Pattern (PDF | 776 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

A seven day menu which provides all of the recommended amounts of nutrients and foods from each MyPlate food group at a 2000 calorie level.


USDA MyPyramid Food Guidance System

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPyramid replaced the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid and associated materials. It incorporates recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January, 2005.


A Brief History of USDA Food Guides (PDF | 768 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

See the evolution of food guides from 1916 to present day.