MyPyramid Update Summit, October 2005. Overall Concepts. Recommendations vs Reminder One size does not fit all Updated guidelines and nutrient recommendations Focus on calories. GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT
Suggested by the slogan. People can take small steps each day to improve their diet and lifestyle.
The person on the steps, the URL, and the slogan, stress finding the amount of foods YOU need daily.
Represented by the steps and the person climbing them.
The six color bands represent the five food groups, plus oils. This illustrates that foods from all groups are needed daily.
Each food group narrows toward the top:
Base: foods with little or no solid fats or added sugars.
Top: foods with more added sugars and/or solid fats.
The food group bands have different widths - a general guide to the proportion to eat from each group.
Ages 6-11 years