Choose My Plate
The MyPlate food icon was unveiled by the federal government in 2011 to help Americans make healthier food choices. MyPlate is designed to encourage consumers to create a healthy plate at every meal by choosing from the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. To learn more, simply log on to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find consumer‐friendly tips and strategies, online tools, menus, recipes and nutrition education materials.
The MyPlate food icon replaces the MyPyramid image as the government’s primary food group symbol, providing a simple visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The online resources and tools empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.
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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Click on the following link to view the consumer-friendly brochure outlining these guidelines:
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups which are the building blocks for a healthy diet using the familiar image of a place setting for a meal. The idea is to think about what goes on your plate, or in your cup or bowl before you eat. To learn more about selecting among the following food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods and Dairy, click on the link:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/
To learn more about grains, click on the links below: