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Old vs. New MyPyramid was released in 2005 and replaced the Food Guide Pyramid (1992). MyPlatewas released in 2011 and replaced the MyPyramid.
1956-1970 Food For Fitness: Daily Food Guide Basic 4 1940 “A guide to good eating, the basic 7” Focus on nutritional adequacy, specific servings from each food group
1979Hassle Free-Daily Food GuideBasic 4 , but added guidelines for fats and sweets
The Food Guide Pyramid (1992) Adequacy Moderation Variety Proportion/ balance
Three Key Messages • Make smart choices within and among the food groups. • Keep a balance between food intake and physical activity. • Get the most nutrients from your calories.
What Does the PyramidTeach Us? • Activity • Variety • Moderation • Proportionality • Personalization • Gradual Improvement
Be Active! ACTIVITY Represented by the steps and the person climbing them.
Physical Activity Recommendation for Children and Youth • At least 60 minutes of physical activity most (preferably all) days of the week. • 7-9 hours of sleep each night
Changes… • The Logo • Focus on smaller portion sizes • Replace sugary drinks with water • Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables • Choose low fat dairy • Make half your grains whole
Selected Messages 1) Balancing Calories • Enjoy your food, but eat less. • Avoid oversized portions. 2) Foods to Increase • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. • Make at least half your grains whole grains. • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk. 3) Foods to Reduce • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with lower numbers. • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
Build a Healthy Plate Make half your plate vegetables and fruits. Switch to skim or 1% milk. Make at least half your grains whole. Vary your protein food choices. Keep your food safe to eat.
MyPlate helps individuals use the Dietary Guidelines to: • Make smart choices from every food group.• Find balance between food and physical activity.• Get the most nutrition out of calories.• Stay within daily calorie needs.
What is a "Healthy Diet"? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that: • Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;• Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and• Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Dietary Guidelines Brochure http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs1010-PolicyDocument.htm About 90 pages!!
Closure • What is a “healthy diet”? • Which food guide (pyramid or plate) do you like better? Defend which you have chose!