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ESW 206: Basic Nutrition

Health News Literacy

Know how to verify legitimate health claims, and debunk junk science.

Nutrition and Health on the Web

Choose my plate - replaces food pyramid


The United States Department of Agriculture's new primary food guidance icon, MyPlate, replaces the food pyramid, and is consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for AmericansNew guidelines include health and nutrition Information for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Preschoolers.

Update! MyPlate and the Supertracker will be discontinued in June 2018.



Food Environment Atlas - Contains maps and statistics on the United States' food environment, including access to healthy food, choice, and diet quality.