Eating Well

Food Pyramids & Plates

Food pyramids and food plates were developed as a tool to help you eat better and suggest what foods are eaten in the right quantities to form the foundation of a healthy diet.

In the United States, the “Food Guide Pyramid” was originally developed by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services, followed by “MyPyramid”, which emerged with the release of the United States Dietary Guidelines in 2005. The USDA devolped “MyPlate” with the release of the United States Dietary Guidelines in 2010. Numerous other countries also have their own versions of food pyramids. Most have similar basic principles and emphasize variety and moderation.

What you may not know is that the majority of food pyramids and plates also suggest eating peanuts. In fact, peanuts are recommended daily if not at every meal.

Take a look inside the different pyramids to see how peanuts should be selected to help you improve your diet each day.

USDA MyPlate
Harvard Healthy Eating Plate
African Heritage Diet Pyramid
Asian Diet Pyramid
Latin American Pyramid
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Food Pyramids