The Anatomy of MyPlate

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A quick overview of MyPlate, the official facelift of the USDA Food Pyramid and how you should use it to make your meals healthier.

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The Anatomy of MyPlate

  1. 1. Your Plate, Your Choices Familiarize yourself with MyPlate - the official facelift of the Food Pyramid
  2. 2. Remember this?
  3. 3. The U.S. Department of Agriculturedeveloped the Food Pyramid in 1992.
  4. 4. The U.S. Department of Agriculturedeveloped the Food Pyramid in 1992.Though its intentions were good, to helppeople know how to eat a well-balanced diet,the pyramid was incomplete.
  5. 5. The U.S. Department of Agriculturedeveloped the Food Pyramid in 1992.Though its intentions were good, to helppeople know how to eat a well-balanced diet,the pyramid was incomplete.The Pyramid got another facelift in 2005,called "My Pyramid"
  6. 6. The pyramid style didnt cut it, however, andMyPlate was developed and emerged in2011.
  7. 7. The Anatomy of MyPlate:Half your plateshould befruits...
  8. 8. The Anatomy of MyPlate:Half your plateshould befruits......and veggies
  9. 9. The Anatomy of MyPlate:Half your grainsshould bewhole grains
  10. 10. The Anatomy of MyPlate:Half your grainsshould bewhole grains......and yourproteins shouldbe lean and notprocessed.
  11. 11. The Anatomy of MyPlate:As for dairy?
  12. 12. The Anatomy of MyPlate:As for dairy?Its great! Justmake the switchto low fat (1%)or fat-free milkand dairyproducts.
  13. 13. The Anatomy of MyPlate: Dont see oils? ?
  14. 14. The Anatomy of MyPlate: Theyre around!
  15. 15. The Anatomy of MyPlate: Theyre around! Oils are not a food group, but they provide nutrients and are included in USDA recommendations for what to eat.
  16. 16. The Anatomy of MyPlate: Theyre around! Oils are not a food group, but they provide nutrients and are included in USDA recommendations for what to eat. However, only small amounts of oils are recommended.
  17. 17. Now go forth with your knowledge!Make YOUR plate
  18. 18. look like THIS plate
  19. 19. and youre on your way to eating well!Info learned via www.choosemyplate.gov

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