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.


MyPlate has helped me to cook and organize meals for my family -- especially for my 2-year-old daughter. I have been following this initiative since the beginning and I am very happy to see this new website!


I have looked at your website and have made half my plate fruits and vegetables and have been running 2 miles a day. I have lost 15 pounds.

Justin, Guam

I am starting the MyPlate plan and reading the testimonies pushed me to learn more about MyPlate.

Gina, Texas

Our family is getting larger and your advice for pregnant women is proving to be very helpful and supportive. Thankfully, I was on target with your pregnancy weight-gain calculator. Whew!

Leah, Oregon

We're using your videos in our 4th grade health class along with some of your downloadables on how to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies. Much thanks, MyPlate!

Nan & Joon, New York

Reading through the 10 tip sheet in Italian was a trip down memory lane for me, as I lived in Milan as a kid. You definitely have some great advice on what dinner "should" look like. Grazie!

Augie, New Jersey

My daughter and I learned a lot about the benefits of eating vegetables from your site. Thank you for the encouragement!

Brenda, Pennsylvania

This new site is great! I love the colors and images. I use this site for good ideas on snacks while at the office!

John, Colorado