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Building a Healthy Plate

MyPlate is a way for you to get a picture of what your plate should like for a balanced diet. Eating a variety of foods from the 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
ChooseMyPlate.gov infographic

You may have been brought up on the five food groups or the food guide pyramid. MyPlate has replaced those guides and is an easier way to help you make healthy eating choices.

Does your typical plate look like MyPlate?

You can learn more about each of the food groups in MyPlate by taking a closer look in the sections below.

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