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. This means:
(Make sure to limit the choices in sodium, saturated fat and added sugars)
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Focus on whole fruits
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Vary your veggies
Make at least half your grains whole grains
Vary your protein
Move to low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt
SNAP-Ed is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as Food Stamps. Contact us to learn more about the benefits participation can provide.