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MyPlate Plan: Action Guide

Now that you’ve found your MyPlate Plan, use the resources below to put your plan into action and reach your goals!

Adults Parents & Caregivers
Kids & Teens Teachers & Health Educators

 


AdultsAdults

Tips

Activities

  • Share your story! Share your goals, tips, or success stories via our testimonials form.
  • Watch MyPlate videos – The MyPlate, MyWins video series combines information with inspirational stories from American families, as part of the overall effort to help people find healthy eating solutions and develop a personalized healthy eating style that fits within their overall lifestyle.
    • Real Solutions from Real Families
  • Browse or build cookbooks and find your favorite recipes on MyPlate Kitchen
  • Get Inspired by our Sample 2-Week Menus
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget? Look no further with our resources

 


Parents and Caregivers

Tips

Activities

  • Track your choices – Have kids use their printed MyPlate Plan to track their food and beverages choices for three days, and compare with their recommended food group amounts.
  • Grow a Garden – Get tweens and teens involved in family meals with gardening. You can start small, with a window herb box in your kitchen or a garden in your yard.
  • Food Critic – Let kids select a new fruit, vegetable, or recipe to sample. Have them taste the food and rate it!
  • Grocery Store Bingo – Make your weekly errand an opportunity to learn about new foods and healthy choices!
  • MyPlate Printable Activities and Coloring Sheets – Print these activity sheets for kids to learn more about healthy eating, including a coloring page, word scramble, crossword puzzle and more.
  • Food Group Quizzes – Test your food group IQ with these 5 interactive quizzes
  • Learn Where Your Food Comes From – Visit a local farmer’s market or farm stand as a family and gather ingredients for a meal to cook together. 
  • Share your story! Share your goals, tips, or success stories via our testimonials form.


Kids and TeensKids and Teens

Activities

  • MyPlate Kids' Place
  • Food Critic – Select a new fruit, vegetable, or recipe to sample. Taste the food and rate it!
  • Grocery Store Bingo – Learn about new foods and healthy choices while at the store with an adult!
  • Food Group Quizzes – Test your food group IQ with these 5 interactive quizzes.
  • Learn Where Your Food Comes From – Visit a local farmer’s market or farm stand as a family and gather ingredients for a meal to cook together. 
  • Track your choices – Use your printed MyPlate Plan to track your food and beverages choices for three days. Compare your choices with the recommended food group amounts.
  • Grow a Garden – Get involved in family meals with gardening! You can start small, with a window herb box in your kitchen or a garden in your yard.


Teachers and health educatorsTeachers and Health Educators

Tips

Activities

  • Share your story! Share your goals, tips, or success stories via our testimonials form.
  • Watch MyPlate videos – The MyPlate, MyWins video series combines information with inspirational stories from American families, as part of the overall effort to help people find healthy eating solutions and develop a personalized healthy eating style that fits within their overall lifestyle.
    • Real Solutions from Real Families
  • MyPlate, MyWins – find healthy eating solutions to fit your lifestyle!
  • Physical Activity – learn ways to add physical activity to your life.
  • Food Group Quizzes – Test your food group IQ with these 5 interactive quizzes
  • Browse or build cookbooks and find your favorite recipes on MyPlate Kitchen