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Learn About the Quality of Your Diet

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MyDiet (also known as Pacific Tracker, version 2, or "PacTrac 2") is an online dietary assessment tool that includes foods unique to Hawai‘i, as well as those of the Pacific Island. After providing a day's worth of dietary information, you will receive feedback on the overall quality of your diet for that day. The analysis of your diet is based on the types and amounts of food you ate compared to those recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, and MyPyramid.

Since the development of this tool, USDA has revised the original Food Guide Pyramid, which was then called MyPyramid. In early 2011, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 were released, followed by a new graphic dietary guideline tool, MyPlate. While these nutrition assessment tools have a somewhat different emphasis, the food groups and number of recommended servings are very similar.

The new guidelines do, however, stress the move to a more plant-based diet, specifically instructing Americans to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables. They also emphasize limiting added sugars and solid fats in the diet and eating two 8-ounce servings of fish per week, and they decrease the maximum recommendation for sodium from less than 2,300 mg to 1,500 mg a day for persons 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or who have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. The 1500-mg recommendation applies to about half of the U.S. population, including children, and to the majority of adults.

MyDiet will give you information such as the amounts of total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium in your diet.

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