MyPlate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has developed MyPlate to help people build healthy eating habits. See Brief History of USDA Food Guides.  MyPlate illustrates the five food groups - fruits, grains, proteins, vegetables and dairy - that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.  A variety of nutrition resources (tips and activity sheets, videos, songs, games, toolkits, social media messaging) is offered for specific groups, including:

Preschoolers
Resources for parents and teachers, including customizable growth charts and food group information, tips for picky eaters, food safety for preschoolers, and more.

Kids
Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes, and physical activity tips. Kids can also pledge to become MyPlate Champions.

Teens
Young people experience many changes during their tween and teen years. Building healthy food and physical activity habits will help them now and as they enter adulthood.

College
MyPlate On Campus is an initiative to get college and university students talking about and adopting healthy lifestyles that they can maintain during and beyond their college years.

Men and Women
Adults of all ages have different nutrition and physical activity needs as their lives and bodies change. Learn how to take care of yourself.

Moms/ Moms-to-Be
When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs.  Advice is given to help moms and their babies stay healthy.

Older Adults
As we age, healthy eating makes a difference in our health, helps improve how we feel, and encourages a sense of well-being.

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