Review how to use the new food pyramid to make healthy choices fo your child's nutrition.
The food pyramid has long encouraged kids to eat foods from each of the food groups each day, but that only works if you and your kids understand what the food groups actually are. Learn about the five food groups, what nutrients your child can get from each, and what the MyPlate campaign says about food groups.
The Food Pyramid and Child Nutrition
Learn how to use the food pyramid to help you make healthier choices as you plan your family's diet.
Exploring the USDA Food Pyramid
Do you know which food groups make up the USDA food pyramid? Learn about the different food groups and what the best choices are for a healthy diet. Compare the USDA food pyramid to alternative food pyramids designed by leading universities.
Want to know the amount of each food group you need daily and get a customized daily nutrition plan for you and your kids? Enter your age, gender, and activity level, to find out and receive a customized food guide from the MyPlate guide.
MyPlate Tips and Resources
Review these nutrition tips to get to a healthier you by eating whole grains, a variety of vegetables and fruits, protein from lean meats, calcium rich foods, and learn how to balance the amount of food you eat with regular physical activity.
Food Tracking Worksheets
Print food tracking worksheets to record the amounts of foods you are eating from the each food group, including grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat and beans, and to track how much physical activity you get each day.
MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality and physical activity status. Use it to compare how you are doing compared to the recommendations of the new food pyramid.
Fruits and Vegetables
How many fruits and vegetables should my 3 and 8 year old children be eating each day?