Tag: USDA

Learning About the My Pyramid Food Guidance System

Learning About the My Pyramid Food Guidance System

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for putting out free public information about healthy eating. In 2004, the program was revamped under the name My Pyramid or MyPyramid. This was based on the previous USDA food guidance system called the Food Pyramid, which was introduced in 1992. My Pyramid is a more [...]

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The Food Pyramid: A Balanced Diet Chart

The Food Pyramid: A Balanced Diet Chart

The most accurate balanced diet charts available are the pyramid food charts available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.) Although they came out in 1992, plenty of older food charts are floating around. The older charts, usually based on four square food groups, are inaccurate and not recommended for schools, doctor’s offices or [...]

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Fight Cancer with Antioxidant Foods

Fight Cancer with Antioxidant Foods

If you want to remain healthier for longer then you must look at the foods that you are eating. We all know that certain food such as fruit and vegetables are rich in nutrients that appear to inhibit cancer. No one food is a ‘wonder food’ but by identifying the riskier foods and the safer [...]

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