What is the Food Guide Pyramid?
The Pyramid is an outline of what to eat each day. It's not a rigid
prescription, but a general guide that lets you choose a healthful diet that's
right for you.
The Pyramid calls for eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients you
need and at the same time the right amount of calories to maintain or improve
The Pyramid also focuses on fat because most Americans diets are too high
in fat, especially saturated fat.
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About the Food Pyramid
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