Food groups

Building a healthy plate

Illustration of a plate with color-coded sections for fruits, grains, vegetables, proteins and dairy

MyPlate is a way for you to get a picture of what your plate should look like for a balanced diet. Eating a variety of foods from different food groups every day is the basis for good health. Eating healthy can help you manage your weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Some key tips for healthy eating include:

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables.
  • Eating less sugar, saturated fat and sodium. 
  • Being active every day.