Free Food Guide application of MyPyramid now available

MARLBOROUGH, Mass./PRNewswire via COMTEX -- As part of its growing commitment to providing consumers with effective health and wellness tools, Skyscape Inc. has made the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPyramid food guidance system available for a variety of handheld and smartphone platforms. Skyscape's Food Guide can now be downloaded free of charge from

"USDA encourages efforts that promote the use of and welcomes initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles," said Eric Bost, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

Skyscape's application of MyPyramid provides consumers a way to create a personalized guide that puts detailed nutritional and diet information right in the palm of their hand.

"With Skyscape's Food Guide application, we are making it convenient for consumers to access the new federal Dietary Guidelines anywhere." said Sandeep Shah, president and CEO of Skyscape, Inc. "The key is to empower consumers to take control of their diet and health in an era where time is in short supply and mobility is a way of life."

Skyscape's free Food Guide application allows consumers to make smart diet choices by providing the following resources:

  • MyPyramid Guide -- Personalized guidance on what and how much to eat from each food group.
  • Inside the Pyramid -- In-depth information on each food group, recommendations for choosing healthy oils, discretionary calories, and physical activity.
  • Tips & Resources -- Suggestions on starting a healthy diet, sample menu plans, tips for eating healthy when dining out, information for vegetarian diets, and more.
  • Skyscape's Food Guide is free at

    MyPyramid is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food guidance system. The Skyscape Food Guide Application has been developed using content solely from the USDA.

    About Skyscape Inc.
    Skyscape Inc., the leading provider of interactive mobile references for over 400,000 medical professionals, now offers a host of solutions for health conscious consumers -- including The South Beach DietTM OnHand and The MyPyramid Food Guide for use on handhelds (PDAs), smartphones, and personal computers. Visit Skyscape at:

    Source: Skyscape Inc.; Contact: Don Goncalves of Tiziani Whitmyre, 781-793-9380,; URL:

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