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1992 – First USDA Food Pyramid Is Released

“The Food Guide Pyramid was introduced in 1992 to illustrate a food guide developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help healthy Americans use the Dietary Guidelines to choose foods for a healthy diet.

The Food Guide Pyramid is a graphic tool that conveys ‘at a glance’ important dietary guidance concepts of variety, proportion, and moderation. These concepts are not new—with varying emphasis, they have been part of USDA food guides for almost 100 years.”

The 1992 Food Pyramid recommended that 2-3 servings of milk and other dairy products be consumed daily.