Choosing My Plate

Learn how to eat healthy with MyPlate

Remember the food pyramid? Meet MyPlate, the official symbol of the five food groups. The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite.  Small changes matter.  A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life. It can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count. 

MyPlate Focuses on:

  • Making your plate half fruits and vegetables
  • Making at least half your grains whole-grains
  • Switching to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk
  • Enjoying your food, but in smaller portions

It’s about redesigning your plate

MyPlate Plan

The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance.

Your food plan is personalized, based on your:



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