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What is MyPlate?

The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter. Start Simple with MyPlate.

A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life and can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.


Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: focus on whole fruits


Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: vary your veggies


Make half your grains whole grains


Vary your protein routine


Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt (or lactose free dairy or fortified plant based versions)

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