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Everything You Need to Know About The USDA’s MyPlate Guidelines


Everything You Need to Know About The USDA’s MyPlate Guidelines

The MyPlate guidelines, issued by the USDA, are meant to serve as a successor to the food pyramid. Depending on your age, you were probably taught the food pyramid as a child. The food pyramid showed a hierarchy of food groups, and was intended to show Americans what priority certain foods should get in their diet.

Your child will likely learn about the MyPlate guidelines in school. You should be using these guidelines to guide your dietary choices. Not only will this help your family eat healthy, it will help reinforce what your child learns in school. Your child learns a lot from your behavior. If they see mom or dad following MyPlate, they'll see it as important.

It can be hard to find ways to incorporate all of the food groups into your daily diet. This is especially true of busy families, who may not have time to cook elaborate meals. We've taken the time to create dozens of quick and easy recipes to make living healthy easier. These recipes are designed for weeknight cooking, when you don't have a lot of time or energy.

Without any further ado, here are our articles on the USDA's MyPlate guidelines. Always check the USDA's official page for MyPlate to see if there are any updates or changes to the guidelines. And, of course, if you have any questions or concerns that aren't addressed by our articles or the USDA's information, make sure to consult a nutritionist or your doctor.

MyPlate – The Food Pyramid Replacement


The New Pyramid – A Plate

MyPlate Guidelines

MyPlate – The Vegetables Group

MyPlate – The Fruit Group

MyPlate – The Grains Group

MyPlate – The Protein Group

MyPlate – Healthy Ideas

MyPlate – Kid Friendly Fruits & Veggies

MyPlate – Ways to Reduce Kids' Sugar Intake

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