MyPlate Healthy Eating Guide for Portion Control

MyPlate is a visual guide that helps individuals understand and practice healthy eating habits by showing portion sizes of different food groups.
Where to get
Available as a resource from health education programs
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Prepared by Lee Cheng, reviewed by Jane Cox

MyPlate FAQ

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What is MyPlate & how do I use it?

MyPlate is a reminder to find and build your healthy eating style. It offers useful resources and tools for tracking your food intake and physical activity. Browse examples of foods in each food group. Find nutrition recommendations and resources for every stage of life.

What is the MyPlate plan?

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create an eating style that meets your individual needs and can improve your health. MyPlate offers recipes , tips for eating healthy on a budget and many other helpful resources. The MyPlate Plan is a personalized food plan based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.

What is the MyPlate food guide?

The MyPlate food guide replaced the MyPyramid guide on June 2, 2011. MyPlate is a transitional tool from the previous dietary guidelines and is designed to help people learn how to eat a healthy diet, live an active lifestyle, and maintain or gradually move in the direction of a healthy weight, which will reduce the risk of weight-related diseases.

What is a MyPlate image & how does it work?

It is designed to help you to visualize how much of your plate should be taken up by a particular food group. How Does MyPlate Work? The MyPlate image is a plate that is divided into four sections, with each section representing how much of each food group you should eat. Vegetables make up the largest section, followed by grains.

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