• On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack launched the new food icon, MyPlate. MyPlate replaces the MyPyramid icon as a reminder to choose healthy foods at meal times. The easy to understand graphics show portion sizes on a plate that emphasize fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy. 

    One size doesn't fit all. The Daily Food Plan
    offers a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for you. Click on "The Daily Food Plan" link to get started.  Also c
    heck out the interactive links designed to make nutrition education fun for kids as well. These links, and others, can be found on the main page of the MyPlate website.
    MyPlate food patterns are designed for the general public ages 2 and over. They are not therapeutic diets for specific health conditions. Those with a chronic health condition should consult with a health care provider to find a dietary plan that is right for them.



    For more information on diet and related topics, try these links to other federal government and partner websites:

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020

    The consumer brochure "Finding Your Way to a Healthier You"