MyPlate is a fun and easy nutrition guide to help incorporate the five food groups into your daily lifestyle. The five food groups represented on MyPlate are Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein and Dairy. MyPlate is used to assist in building a healthier eating style by including foods from all five food groups.
MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health by offering simple messages that are easy to understand such as:
Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you become healthier now and in the future.
Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest and best tasting foods. They are low in sodium and calories, and most are fat free. Reach for blue, purple, green, white, yellow, orange, and red fruits and vegetables for your meals and snacks. They help your body get the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other natural substances it needs to stay healthy.
Eating healthy can be fun and easy if you have recipes and tips like those below. Enjoying family meals at home does not have to be difficult. With a little planning and grocery shopping, fixing meals at home can be easy. Use the resources below to get started.
Plan in advance the meals your family will eat for the next couple of days or for the week. Meal Planning is one of the best ways to save money and eat healthy meals. Taking time to plan healthy meals can help you stick to a healthy eating style. When you are shopping at the grocery store, use the information on food label to help you make choices. Prepare food at home so that you can control what goes into the meal.
When it comes to eating healthy, bigger is not always better. Simple things such as saying ‘no’ to super-sizing, sharing meals, or even ordering a kid’s meal can help you and your family to eat healthier portions. Use the resources below to learn more about portion sizes and suggestions for enjoying healthier food portions.
Follow these tips to create a safer kitchen.
Note: It is NEVER safe to leave frozen meat out on the counter top to defrost.
Note: Damp dish towels can harbor bacteria.
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