Past Food Pyramid Materials

Archived USDA MyPyramid Food Guidance System Materials

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPyramid replaced the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid and associated materials. In 2010, MyPyramid was replaced by MyPlate. MyPyramid incorporated recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January, 2005.


Ethnic/Cultural Food Pyramids

Locate information on food guide pyramids from various cultures including Latino/Spanish, Native American and Asian. Also find information on the Mediterranean diet pyramids.


Avoid Portion Distortion with MyPyramid's Specific Guidelines (PPT | 1.6 MB)

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Consumer-friendly slide show describing recommended amounts and showing how common serving sizes have increased in recent years.


Old Food Guide Pyramid 1992 Food Guide Pyramid Graphics

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Find graphics/images of the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid for download:


Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection Logo Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection

USDA. National Agricultural Library

Digital collection of historical dietary guidance publications of the U.S. government.