MyPyramid logo Ever wonder what foods you should be eating and how much? Well, the website www.choosemyplate.gov from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have the simple answer you are looking for! The USDA created MyPlate as a way to illustrate the relative amounts of different types of food people should eat daily to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. There is also an interactive website containing a wealth of information, including explanations of food groups; common foods in each group; detailed guidelines for good nutrition; and personalized tools for tracking eating habits.

Each colored area on the plate represents a different food group as well as an idea of how much food from that group should be on your plate:

Color Food Group
Orange Grains
Green Vegetables
Red Fruits
Blue Dairy
Purple Protein foods