Definition of Food Guide Pyramid in US English:

Food Guide Pyramid


  • A food pyramid developed by the US Department of Agriculture, displaying color-coded food groups arranged according to recommended levels of consumption in a healthy diet.

    • ‘Today, nuts are classified as part of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid's Meat / Meat Alternate Group.’
    • ‘Separate dietary guidelines for older adults should include a Food Guide Pyramid tailored to this population.’
    • ‘Just about every brand features the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid.’