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.
What is the evidence to support the Food Guide Pyramid as an approach to limiting calorie/food intake in children?
Research on the pre-2005 Food Guide Pyramid focuses primarily on the use of the pyramid as an assessment tool, not as an intervention tool to treat pediatric obesity. There is not enough research to judge the effectiveness of using the pre-2005 Food Guide Pyramid as an intervention tool to treat obesity in children.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- Evidence Summary: The Food Guide Pyramid and Treating Childhood Obesity
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