Historical Food Guidance Information


The following resources are specific to previous food guidance icons, including the Food Guide Pyramid (1992), which was replaced by MyPyramid (2005). MyPyramid was replaced by MyPlate in 2011.



1992 Food Guide Pyramid graphic Serving Sizes in the Food Guide Pyramid and on the Nutrition Facts Label: What's Different and Why? (PDF | 20.2 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Explains why serving sizes are sometimes different for the Food Guide Pyramid and Nutrition Facts Label.


Using the Food Guide Pyramid: A Guide for Nutrition Educators (PDF | 859 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides guidance for nutrition educators about helping others plan and prepare foods using the Food Guide Pyramid.


Food Guide Pyramid for Children (PDF | 260 KB)

University of Missouri Cooperative Extension.

Includes a cartoon-style Food Guide Pyramid and a blank pyramid to complete. Does not include serving size information.


Spanish Food Guide Pyramid (PDF | 76.8 KB)

Iowa State University Extension.

Food Guide Pyramid translated into Spanish.