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 check 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.
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"