MyPlate

Updated:Oct 16,2012
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Are you excited about the new MyPlate food guide but a little unsure how it works? 

It’s simple and fun!  The new food guide is a plate to show us how to plan our meals with healthy food and remind us to watch our portion sizes!

Remember these healthy hints when selecting your meals.

• Enjoy your food, but eat less.
• Avoid oversized portions.
• Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
• Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
• Make at least half your grains whole grains.
• Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals—and choose foods with lower numbers.
• Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
 
Visit the Halle Heart Children’s Museum’s Market Place and Kitchen Café to test your skills on the MyPlate food guide in our interactive hands on exhibits!
 
Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information.