Pattern for Daily Food Choices - Dietary Guide, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Title

Pattern for Daily Food Choices - Dietary Guide, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Description

This colorful food wheel was issued by the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It illustrates the recommended servings for each food group, making note that alcohol, sweets, and fat should be consumed in moderation.

By the early 1980s, it was clear that the public needed consistent nutritional guidance. To meet this need, the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services created seven principles of health, intended for Americans ages 2 and up. The guidelines addressed adequate nutrient intake, but also stressed moderation of things like fat and sodium.

With its release, the USDA started to work on a new food guide that would help consumers implement these principles. In addition to emphasizing nutrient objectives, it also introduced numbers of servings for each of the food groups.

In partnership with the American Red Cross, the USDA first presented this guide to the public in a food wheel graphic.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been revised every five years since 1980.

Creator

American Red Cross, USDA

Date

1984

Source

https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/myplate/food%20wheel.fw_.png

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://1.usa.gov/SuSSdQ

Link: National Agricultural Library http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/history/pat.htm

Rights

Source: Frazao, E. (n.d.). America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences. USDA ERS . Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://1.usa.gov/SuSSdQ.

Publisher

USDA

Contributor

USDA

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Guide

Identifier

Dietary Guide, Eating, Red Cross, USDA

Coverage

United States

Files

https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/myplate/food wheel.fw_.png

Reference

American Red Cross, USDA, Pattern for Daily Food Choices - Dietary Guide, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, 1984

Cite As

American Red Cross, USDA, “Pattern for Daily Food Choices - Dietary Guide, U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/168.