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What information does MyPlate?
MyPlate has sections for vegetables, fruits, grains, and protein foods, as well as a “cup” on the side for dairy. Each section is color coded (green for veggies, red for fruits, orange for grains, purple for protein, and blue for dairy) so you can see at a glance how much of these foods to eat.
How was MyPlate developed?
Development of MyPlate came as a result of a 2010 report of the White House Childhood Obesity Task Force. The report challenged USDA to design a new generation symbol as a cue to inspire consumers to choose healthier foods at mealtimes – something simpler and more direct than the Food Pyramid.
How do you explain MyPlate to a child?
MyPlate Is a Symbol for Healthy Eating
- Eat a variety of healthy foods.
- Eat less of some foods and more of others.
What is a healthy plate?
A healthy plate includes each of the food groups: fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy. Every meal may not achieve this but averaging about one serving of each food group and most meals will get you that much closer to meeting your health goals.
Why is MyPlate important?
The purpose of MyPlate is to promote messages based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPlate emphasizes five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy products. Consuming balanced each of these food groups as recommended in MyPlate helps you build and maintain healthy bones.
Why is MyPlate important for kids?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created MyPlate, an easy-to-follow food guide, to help parents to figure out how to feed their kids nutritious, balanced meals. The colorful divided plate includes sections for vegetables, fruits, grains, and foods high in protein.
How effective is MyPlate?
The results suggest recommending a MyPlate diet with both aerobic and resistance training are effective at improving aerobic fitness when compared to PD recommendations with exercise, although these conclusions may be confounded by low compliance to exercise recommendations.