The federal government's new food icon, MyPlate, is meant to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new-generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthful plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.choosemyplate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy food groups.
If you’d like to take a look at MyPlate and learn more about a healthy diet, you can visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to get messages, tools, and how-to materials about healthy eating. This website has information on staying healthy, with tips on balancing calories, foods to increase, and foods to reduce.