MyPlate Overview

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A short overview of the USDA MyPlate - developed by Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension Specialist.

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MyPlate Overview

  1. 1. On the Move - The MyPlate Way
  2. 2. What Is MyPlate? MyPlate – a meal planning tool that…  Teaches balance  How to get all the nutrients your body needs  Stay within your calorie limit. Visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
  3. 3. MyPlateRecommendations depend on: ActivityAge Gender level NDSU Extension Service
  4. 4. VARY YOUR VEGGIES
  5. 5. Valuable Veggies No cholesterol Important vitamins Low in fat and minerals Good Low in Vegetables source of calories fiberNDSU Extension Service
  6. 6. Servings Are Measured In Cups What counts as a cup? 2 cups raw leafy greens 1 large tomato (3 inches) 1 cup peasNDSU Extension Service
  7. 7. FOCUS ON FRUITS
  8. 8. Fantastic Fruit Fiber Phytochemicals Vitamins Minerals FruitNDSU Extension Service
  9. 9. Add More Fruit to Your Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner • Top cereal • Choose • Add fruit or yogurt fruit to salads with fruit options at and dishes restaurants • Serve fruit • Pack fruit for dessert in lunchNDSU Extension Service
  10. 10. MAKE AT LEAST HALF YOUR GRAINS WHOLE GRAINS
  11. 11. Wholesome Grains Source of Good magnesium source of B and vitamins selenium Good Good source of source of fiber iron Whole GrainsNDSU Extension Service
  12. 12. Servings Are Measured In Ounce Equivalents What counts as an ounce? 1 slice of bread 1 ½ cup cooked ounce pasta 1 small bagelNDSU Extension Service
  13. 13. What’s the Difference? Bran Refined Whole grains grains Endosperm GermNDSU Extension Service
  14. 14. GET YOUR CALCIUM- RICH FOODS
  15. 15. Delicious Dairy Good source of potassium Choose Primary low-fat or source of fat-free calcium options DairyNDSU Extension Service
  16. 16. Servings Are Measured In Cups What counts as a cup? 1 cup 8 ounces ⅓ cup milk yogurt shredded cheeseNDSU Extension Service
  17. 17. Mighty Milk Calcium helps build Bone Bones Teeth massNDSU Extension Service
  18. 18. Make Smart Dairy Choices Choose fat-free milk and other dairy products to reduce daily fat intake Milk Cheese YogurtNDSU Extension Service
  19. 19. GO LEAN WITH PROTEIN
  20. 20. Powerful Proteins Good source of B vitamins Good source Building of iron, zinc block for the and body magnesium ProteinNDSU Extension Service
  21. 21. Servings Are Measured In Ounce Equivalents What counts as an ounce? 1 ounce cooked lean beef 1 1 egg ounce ¼ cup cooked beansNDSU Extension Service

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