What is the Food Guide Pyramid?

The Food Guide 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 Food Guide 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 your weight.

The Food Guide Pyramid also focuses on fat because most Americans diets are too high in fat, especially   

                                                                                            saturated fat.

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