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In June 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid.

MyPlate is part of a larger communication initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices.

MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully; it is not intended to change consumer behavior alone.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.

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Archived Materials

These materials are provided for historical reference. The information and guidance they contain are no longer current.


MyPyramid was released in April 2005 and replaced the Food Guide Pyramid (1992) MiPirαmide, MyPyramid in Spanish, was released in December 2005.

Materials on the Development of MyPyramid

Food Guide Pyramid

Last Modified: 12/11/2013