Food Group History is dedicated to giving you a concise overview of the history of the USDA food groups. The standard guide has changed over the years – it began as a simple publication and evolved to the Food Pyramid and eventually, MyPlate. Along with our timeline below, we have a more detailed history as well as a resource page containing dietary guidelines, printable PDFs, and great healthy eating-oriented websites to assist you in making smart meal choices.

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