My Plate

By: Grace RIchards

Definition of My Plate

MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture, a food circle (i.e. a pie chart) depicting a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups. It replaced the USDA's MyPyramid guide on June 2, 2011, ending 19 years of USDA food pyramid diagrams.

Examples of the food on my plate

Fruits: Apple, Grains: Bread, Vegetables: Broccoli, Protein:Meat, Dairy: Milk

Combination Foods

Food combining is when you combine two or more of the food groups needed for your plate into one dish. An example of a combination food is spaghetti. Spaghetti combines the meat, fruits, and grains that you need for your plate.

Examples of nutrients associated with each food group

Dairy: calcium Fruits: Vitamins Grains: dietary fiber Vegetables: vitamins and minerals Protein: macro nutrient


Today's food intake

Breakfast: sausage sandwich, grain and protein

Lunch: cold cut sandwich, grain and protein

Dinner: taco salad, protein, vegetables,and dairy

Drinks: milk,pop, and juice

Proteins:3

Grains:2

Vegetables:1

Dairy: 2