Diet Information

The following handouts provide information on several different diet plans. The MyPyramid Plan provides information on the current food guide, known as MyPyramid, which is based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This handout provides individuals with an eating plan at the 2,000 calorie level. (For more information on MyPyramid, visit The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan is an eating plan developed through research that lowers blood pressure. For more information about the eating plan visit We also provide a short brochure on the characteristics of types of fad diets.

PNS Name Full Brief
Dietary Guidelines 2010 Download
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 Highlights Download
MyPlate Download
The Dash Diet Eating Plan Download
The Truth About Fad Diets Download
The USDA Food Guide Plan 2000 Calories Download