The MyPlate for Older Adults we have today has a history that began in 1999 when MyPyramid for Older Adults was created in response to the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid to emphasize the unique needs of older adults. In 2007, an updated USDA pyramid was released and Tufts released the updated Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults.
The plate is introduced
In 2011 the USDA released MyPlate. Also in 2011, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging released MyPlate for Older Adults as a icon to provide food, fluid and physical activity guidance specifically tailored for older adults.