Pediatric Weight Management

Food Guide Pyramid (2005)

Food Guide Pyramid

The US Department of Agriculture's new MyPyramid was developed as a personalized approach to healthy eating and physical activity. It is to remind consumers to make healthy food choices and to be active every day.  It was not developed as a tool for treating obesity. 

However, in our analysis of the scientific and program research on pediatric obesity we noticed that the Food Guide Pyramid is used as part of a  number of childhood obesity treatment programs.