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II. Official Recommendations

Broad recommendations The Food Guide Pyramid Canada's Food Guide     Previous Page Next Page

The Food Guide Pyramid

The Food Guide Pyramid of the United States government graphically represents official recommendations for what Americans should eat on a daily basis. Other countries have analogous graphic representations.


Food Pyramid

The food pyramid graphic is linked from


Some foods may be classified in either of two groups. E.g.

Problem: some people interpret items at the top as being most highly desired.

Explore: The United States Department of Agriculture has provided an interactive food pyramid that expands upon and interprets the information in the graphic.


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