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Royal Academy of Nutrition and Health Eating

41. What is the MyPyramid Food Guidance System?

 

With so many nutrient and dietary recommendations in the DRIs and the Dietary Guidelines, you may be wondering how to keep them straight and plan a diet that meets all of your nutritional needs.

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42. MyPyramid Emphasizes Changes in Diet, Physical Activity, and Eating Behaviors.

In addition to showing a variety of foods that can make up a healthy diet, MyPyramid illustrates the diet and lifestyle themes of physical activity, proportionality, moderation, variety, personalization, and gradual improvement.

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43. How to Use MyPyramid

You now know to eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods to be healthy, and that MyPyramid helps you select a diverse group of foods, but you may be wondering how much from each food group you, personally, should be eating.

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(44) Nutrition

 Nutrition in the Real World

When a Portion Isn’t a Portion

The feature box “When a Portion Isn’t a Portion”  takes  a  look  at  how  portion  sizes  have  changed over the years, and how portion distortion can adversely affect our health.

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 What is a food label and why is it important?

Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle and finding that all the foods on the shelves are packaged in plain cardboard boxes and unmarked aluminum cans. How would you know if a brown box contained one pound of pasta or 100 dog biscuits?

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