MyPlate


MyPlate is the latest graphic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to represent a healthful approach to eating that promotes health and reduces risk of disease. MyPlate was introduced by USDA in June 2011, replacing MyPyramid, which was the symbol of USDA's eating pattern since 2005.

MyPlate was created to remind us to eat healthfully. The graphic uses a place setting to illustrate the familiar five food groups, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Protein Foods and Dairy. Choosing nutrient-rich foods in amounts that support a healthy weight are two keys to building a healthful diet.

The following educational materials can help educators convey nutrition messages that will assist consumers in applying the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, which were the basis for the eating patterns that are represented by the MyPlate icon. Some MyPlate materials are available in Spanish (MiPlato). Additional downloadable MyPlate and MiPlato educational resources may be found through the University of Florida IFAS Extension publications data base.

PowerPoint Presentations


Enjoy Your Food, but Eat Less
PowerPoint: Enjoy Your Food, but Eat Less
Script:            Enjoy Your Food, but Eat Less
Worksheet:  Goal Setting: Enjoy My Food, but Eat Less

Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
PowerPoint: Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
PowerPoint: ¡Haga que la mitad de su plato tenga frutas y vegetales!
Script:            Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
Worksheet:  Goal Setting: Fruits and Vegetables
Worksheet:  Goal Setting: MyPlate
Worksheet:  Using MyPlate in Your Life, 9-13 year olds
Worksheet:  Using MyPlate in Your Life, Teens
Worksheet:  Using M Plate in Your Life, Adults
Worksheet:  Match Nutrients / Empareje los nutrientes – Fuentes de alimentos
Worksheet:  What’s for Dinner?: Fruits and Vegetables / Protein, Grain & Veg. / ¿Cuál es la cena?

MyPlate and Your Healthy Lifestyle
PowerPoint: MyPlate and Your Healthy Lifestyle
PowerPoint: MiPlato y un estilo de vida saludable
Script:            MyPlate and Your Healthy Lifestyle
Worksheet:  Using MyPlate in Your Life, 9-13 year olds
Worksheet:  Using MyPlate in Your Life, Teens
Worksheet:  Using MyPlate in Your Life, Adults
Worksheet: Using MyPlate in Your Life, Older Adults

MyPlate Worksheets


Goal Setting: Fruits and Vegetables / Establecer metas – Frutas y vegetales
Goal Setting: MyPlate
Using MyPlate in Your Life, 9-13 year olds
Using MyPlate in Your Life, Teens
Using MyPlate in Your Life, Adults
Using MyPlate in Your Life, Older Adults
Match Nutrients / Empareje los nutrientes – Fuentes de alimentos
What’s for Dinner?: Fruits and Vegetables / Protein, Grain & Veg. / ¿Cuál es la cena?
MyPlate Scramble: Veggie Power
MyPlate Scramble: Milk and More
MyPlate Scramble: Protein Foods
MyPlate Scramble: Great Grains
MyPlate Scramble: Fantastic Fruits

USDA’s Ten Tips Series (Complete Series)

Series Contents:


1. Choose MyPlate

16. Eating Better on a Budget

2. Add More Vegetables to Your Day

17. Use SuperTracker Your Way

3. Focus on Fruits

18. Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less

4. Make Half Your Grains Whole

19. Make Better Beverage Choices

5. Got Your Dairy Today?

20. Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy and Active

6. With Protein Foods, Variety Is Key

21. The School Day Just Got Healthier

7. Build a Healthy Meal

22. Choosing Whole-Grain Foods

8. Healthy Eating for Vegetarians

23. Be Food Safe

9. Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruits

24. MyPlate Snack Tips for Parents

10. Liven Up Your Meals with Vegetables and Fruits

25. Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle

11. Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

26. Be Choosey in the Dining Hall

12. Be a Healthy Role Model for Children

27. Mini-Fridge Makeover

13. Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats

28. Stay Fit on Campus

14. Salt and Sodium

29. Be an Active Family

15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week

30. Be Active Adults

Download this entire series as a PDF portfolio at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY123900.pdf

 

MyPlate for Older Adults

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MiPlato para Adultos Mayores

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