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What Is MyPlate ??. MyPlate --- shows us the 5 food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting . MyPlate --- is designed to help consumers make better food choice . MyPlate --- is designed to remind Americans to eat more healthfully . Video nutrition guidelines.

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what is myplate
What Is MyPlate??
  • MyPlate --- shows us the 5 food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.
  • MyPlate --- is designed to help consumers make better food choice.
  • MyPlate --- is designed to remind Americans to eat more healthfully.
  • Video nutrition guidelines
fruits group

Fruits Group

Use fruits as snacks, salads or desserts.

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

Key Consumer Message:

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

vegetables group

Vegetables Group

Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried.

Eat red, orange and dark green vegetables.

Key Consumer Message:

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

veggies and fruits
Veggies and Fruits
  • Teen females-4 veggies and 3 fruits/day
  • Teen males-5 veggies and 4 fruits/day
  • Another important source of fiber
  • Great sources of vitamins andminerals
more fruit and vegetables
More Fruit and Vegetables

Enjoy fruit or veggies as a snack

Drink fruit or vegetable juice

Eat dry beans several times a week

Chili, burritos, rice, and beans

Think color

Eat variety of yellow, deep green, orange and red fruits

fun fact

In the United States, more tomatoes are consumed than any other single fruit or vegetable!

fun fact1

Green bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C as citrus fruit.

Red peppers have three times as much.

Hot peppers contain 357% more vitamin C than an orange.

protein group

Protein Group

Choose a variety of different protein sources.

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

Try grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting.

Key Consumer Message:

Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean.

Enjoy fish several times a week

Buy lean meat and poultry

Remove skin from chicken and turkey

Trim away visible fat on meat

For less cholesterol, eat egg yolks in moderation

fun fact2

Which has more fiber & protein?

1 cup of peas


2 tbsp of peanut butter


grains group

Grains Group

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

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

Key Consumer Message:

Make half your grains whole grains.

go for grains fruits veggies
Go for Grains, Fruits, Veggies

45 – 65% of calories should come from carbohydrates

Plant-based foods can supply complex carbohydrates as well as vitamins and minerals and fiber

Cholesterol free, low in fats and calories

more grain products
More Grain Products

Make grain products such as rice or pasta the center of your meal

Eat several servings of whole-grain cereals and breads

Add rice, pasta, barley, and other grain to soups

fun fact3

Feeling Stressed?

Eat more complex carbohydrates such as whole-wheat pasta!

dairy group

Dairy Group

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.

Key Consumer Message:

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

fun fact4

How Many Varieties of Cheese Are There?

Over 2,000!!

milk and meats groups
Milk and Meats Groups
  • Milk- milk, yogurt and cheese
    • Teens need 3 servings

Meats-meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts

    • Teens need 2-3 servings
fats oils sweets
Fats, Oils, Sweets
  • Candy, butter, margarine, table syrups, cakes, cookies, snack foods, alcohol
  • These foods should be eaten sparingly, because they provide FEW nutrients.
  • Foods in this group are dense in fats and sugars…note the symbols on the food guide pyramid!
eating less fat cholesterol
Eating Less Fat & Cholesterol

Fat is an essential nutrient

Fat provides more calories per gram than carbohydrate

fat intake
Fat Intake

Upper limit of fat depends

No more than 20 to 35% of the calories should be from fat

Keep saturated fat as low as possible

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