USDA guidelines

Boot~ique: What the new federal food guidelines mean for you

It seems like every year, we hear more and more about what we should eat from a variety of sources.

Now, the government is taking its turn at advising you on what you should eat.

The old food pyramid was compromised of, well, a pyramid.

Created in 1992 by the USDA, the pyramid was divided into six horizontal sections containing depictions of foods from each section's food group.

These guidelines were updated in 2011 and the pyramid was converted to a plate.

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