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Start Simple with MyPlate Stories

Do you have a MyPlate story, success or tip to share? Have you used MyPlate and its resources to teach others about nutrition or to make a change in your own eating habits?

Tell us how MyPlate has inspired you and your family, friends, or community to eat healthy and be active. Stories shared may be featured on the website or social media and may be edited if necessary to remove profanities, endorsements/ advertisements, external website links, names and other personal information, spelling mistakes, and typos.


My swing dance group loved listening to the Fruit-Veggie-Swag on your video page today. The music got us all moving, but also got us asking questions about different fruits and veggies that were mentioned in the songs that we had never tried. I searched your recipe website [What's Cooking?] and now I am eating kale and collards!

Tracy, Iowa

I love your website because it helped me so much to be healthier. I have to thank my wife for sending me your link. Now, I look at your website every day to learn something new. I just printed some tips on getting more whole grains. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Steve, Maryland

Your website has been a blessing to those who need help out in the community, schools, church groups, and anyone working with kids and toddlers. We used some of the recipes that the kids submitted to your website and our kids really enjoyed that. Thank you.

Evelyn, New Mexico

As a Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist, I find ChooseMyPlate.gov a great, easy-to-use site that I recommend for healthy eating guidelines.

Judith, Florida

Fresh produce varies in price, especially during the colder months! Every time that I go grocery shopping, I stop at the fresh produce section first. When I see a great price, I always buy extra to freeze. This helps ensure I always have fruits/veggies on hand!

Jess, Ohio

Ever since I found the amount of recommended vegetables on this website, I have eaten vegetables everyday. Carrots make great snacks and so do red bell peppers. Try it out, America!

Greta, Missouri

I finally understand how to control my portion sizes and eat a lot of fruits and veggies. I went from a 28 to 16 pant size and I continue to eat healthy. I was a bad diabetic with several health issues but once I started walking and eating healthy, my life definitely changed for the better.

Ronnie, New Mexico

MyPlate has given me information to help me eat right. I use this site when I am looking for information on what types of foods are best for me. I am 61 years old and feel like I'm in my early 50's. Thank you!!

Frank, Ohio

The MyPlate website is a joy! I've lost almost 45 pounds! Wowza! I love this website. I learned all about portion sizes and my dietary needs! I now eat more whole grains and whole fruits, and I have my 3 kids eating right too! Thank you so much for this website.

Kristen, Colorado

For Christmas, my sons gave me a blender. Now I start my day with a fruit and veggie drink to help fulfill my requirements instead of my usual two mugs of coffee.

Doris, Wisconsin