Put Proper Portions on Your Plate

Food isn’t served on pyramids. It’s served on plates.

An illustration showing how much fruit, vegetable, grain, protein, and dairy you should have with every meal

That’s why the USDA has updated their long-recognized food diagram with “MyPlate”: To give an easier-to visualize-symbol of healthy eating and nutrition.

The colorful icon is divided into four distinct sections, depicting Protein, Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, with Dairy on the side – and the associated proportions.

This diagram nutrition recommendations while helping consumers identify more easily what should be on their plates at mealtimes.

MyPlate is based on revised dietary guidelines released in 2011. Recommendations include reducing salt intake and portion size, limiting saturated fats, dedicating half your food plate to fruits and vegetables, and making half your grains whole grains.

SuperKids makes this transition easier by providing whole grain options made with Ultragrain®.

Ready to choose your plate? Visit their website, which also has personalized menus and a toolkit for teachers.

MyPlate – Make Half Your Grains Whole Tip Sheet
MyPlate – 10 Tips to a Great Plate Tip Sheet
MyPlate – Salt and Sodium – 10 Tips to Help You Cut Back Tip Sheet
MyPlate – Be a Healthy Role Model for Children Tip Sheet
MyPlate – Graphics Slick
MyPlate – Blank Coloring Sheets