What Do You Know About the 'Choose My Plate' Eating Plan?
The federal government's personalized food plan – called Choose My Plate – is the latest version of a guide to good nutrition that started years ago with the Four Food Groups. Find out how much you know about the current dietary guidelines.
1. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were developed to make people aware of the food groups that make up a healthy diet. Which of these organizations developed the guidelines?
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The USDA first developed the Four Food Groups, followed by the Food Pyramid in the 1990s. The current guidelines, last updated in 2010, are easier to follow than either of these earlier concepts and can be found at ChooseMyPlate.gov, a website maintained by the USDA.