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USDA Food Pyramid Gone: A History Of Food Guides

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/02/11 06:59 PM ET   Updated: 08/02/11 06:12 AM ET

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that the nearly twenty-year-old food pyramid would be replaced by a new icon: the food plate.

But did you know that the USDA has been making nutrition recommendations for more than 100 years?

Check out the slideshow below to see how the food guides have changed over the years.

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1916: "Food For Young Children"
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The USDA's first food guide, "Food For Young Children" by nutritionist Caroline Hunt, classified food into five groups: cereals, vegetables and fruits, milk and meat, fats and fatty foods and sugars and sugary foods.
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