The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:

1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and;
2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

 

The Center’s core projects to support its objectives are the following:

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • USDA Food Guidance System (MyPlate, MyPyramid, Food Guide Pyramid)
  • Healthy Eating Index
  • U.S. Food Plans
  • Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply
  • Expenditures on Children by Families

Learn More about ‘Choose My Plate’ initiative by The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov