Overview of the New MyPyramid
|The MyPyramid Education Framework (the new food guide pyramid) provides specific recommendations for making food choices that will improve the quality of an average American diet.|
Following an evidence based developmental approach, the My Pyramid Production Team carefully constructed their recommendations based upon proven principles of nutrition and balanced diet.
Let’s be very clear…there are no magic dieting programs or ancient weight loss secrets waiting to be expose. The recommendations in this report require hardwork and committment on your part.
The MyPyramid Recommendations will greatly impact the quality of your diet. Nutritious and balanced, your new dietary habits will gradually replace bad eating habits keeping you overweight.What can you expect?
- Increased intake of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and other essential nutrients
- Lowered intake of saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol and increased intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to decrease risk for some chronic diseases
- Calorie intake balanced with energy needs to prevent weight gain and/or promote a healthy weight
The recommendations of the new food guide pyramid fall under four overarching themes. The four themes guide your transition to healthy living, starting with diet basics of healthy weight loss.The Four Food Guidence Themes:
Eat foods from all food groups and subgroups.
Eat more of some foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk, and less of others (foods high in saturated or trans fats, added sugars, cholesterol salt, and alcohol).
Choose forms of foods that limit intake of saturated or trans fats, added sugars, cholesterol, salt, and alcohol.
Be physically active every day.
The Framework’s recommendations are presented as key concepts for educators.The Key Concepts:
- Physical activity
- Milk, yogurt, and cheese
- Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts
- Fats and oils
- Sugars and sweets
- Food safety
Each key concept is presented using three core educational statements.The three educational statements are:
- Actions to Take for a Healthy Diet
- Implement the Actions to Take
- State the Key Health Benefits of Taking Action
The overall process is as follows…
Theme Key Concept Core Topic Three Statements-What, How, WhyClick Here to View the Overall MyPyramid Process at Work