MyPlate

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What's on MyPlate?

MyPlate is the latest version of My Pyramid. It is a nice visual to help children and adults make sure they include all five food groups for every meal.

Vegetables

1.Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried.

2.Eat red, orange and dark green vegetables.


*Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables!

Fruit

1.Use fruits as snacks, salads or desserts.

2.Choose whole or cut up fruits more often than fruit juice.


*Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

Protein

1.Choose a variety of different protein sources.

2.In place of some meat and poultry, choose 8 oz. seafood per week.

3.Try grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting.


*Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean.

Grains

1.Choose 100% whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice and pasta.

2.Check the ingredients list on food packages to find whole grain foods.


*Make half your grains whole grains.

Dairy

1.Low-fat or fat-free dairy products have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories.


*Switch to low-fat or fat-free milk. Get your calcium rich foods.