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Introducing … MyPyramid!. Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist Bridget Curley, Program Assistant. It’s New!. The new MyPyramid was designed to help you make healthy eating choices. What’s Different?. Made of colorful, vertical bands of differing sizes.

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Introducing …MyPyramid!

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist

Bridget Curley, Program Assistant


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It’s New!

  • The new MyPyramid was designed to help you make healthy eating choices.


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What’s Different?

  • Made of colorful, vertical bands of differing sizes.

  • Represent the different food groups needed.

    • Orange = Grains

    • Green = Vegetables

    • Red = Fruits

    • Yellow = Oils

    • Blue = Dairy

    • Purple = Meat and Beans


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  • The figure climbing the “steps” emphasizes the importance of regular physical activity.

  • Recommended amounts of food are in cups and ounces instead of “servings.”

  • The pyramid is now individualized.

  • Information is on the Web site at www.mypyramid.gov to help you make gradual changes.


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Visiting MyPyramid.gov importance of regular physical activity.

  • MyPyramid Plan – shows amounts and kinds of food to eat each day

    • Personalized when you enter age, gender and physical activity level.

  • Inside the Pyramid – detailed information about each food group, discretionary calories and physical activity

    • Includes photo gallery and portion sizes of foods for easy identification


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MyPyramid Messages healthier lifestyle.

Make Half Your

Grains Whole

  • Eat at least 3 ounces of whole grain foods everyday!


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Vary Your Veggies healthier lifestyle.

  • Eat more: dark vegetables

    orange vegetables

    dry beans and peas


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Focus on Fruits healthier lifestyle.

  • Choose a variety of fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruits.

  • Go easy on fruit juices.


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Know Your Fats healthier lifestyle.

  • Make most of your fat sources from fish, nuts and vegetable oils.

  • Limit solid fats such as butter and shortening


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Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods healthier lifestyle.

  • Choose low-fat or fat-free products.

  • Choose lactose-free products if

    lactose intolerant.


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Go Lean with Protein healthier lifestyle.

  • Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry.

  • Bake, broil and grill!

  • Vary choices adding more fish, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.


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Find Your Balance Between Food and Physical Activity healthier lifestyle.

  • Be active at least 30 minutes most days of the week.

  • Children should be active 60 minutes every day or most days a week.


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For More Information healthier lifestyle.

  • Visit www.MyPyramid.gov to personalize your food pyramid plan

  • Explore www.mypyramidtracker.gov/ and keep track of your daily physical activity

  • Visit www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/food.htm for nutrition, food safety and health information


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