Join the MyPlate New Year’s Challenge!
We are currently hosting a 5-week MyPlate New Year’s Challenge in SuperTracker ! The Challenge will help you reach small daily goals and wins for healthy eating. Each week of the Challenge focuses on a new MyPlate food groups, while you also consider how you can make changes to meals throughout your day. To join the Challenge, log in or create a profile in SuperTracker and then join the challenge! You can join the Challenge now or at any point throughout the 5 weeks. The Challenge starts on January 2nd, 2017 and lasts five weeks.
- Week One: Dairy and Physical Activity
- Week Two: Fruits, Dairy, and Physical Activity
- Week Three: Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy, and Physical Activity
- Week Four: Protein Foods, Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy, and Physical Activity
- Week Five: Grains, Protein Foods, Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy, and Physical Activity
Anyone can create a SuperTracker group challenge and invite others to join, e.g. teachers, parents, worksite wellness coordinators or health professionals.
Create a SuperTracker group for your colleagues, family, students, friends, or community. Then create a healthy eating challenge! Choose from ready-made challenges or design your own custom challenge. For example, the MyPlate Challenge is a ready-made, 5-week challenge that encourages participants to eat foods from each of the MyPlate food groups (Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy) and be physically active. Each week, a new food group is introduced to the challenge.
WHERE AND HOW?
Invite others to join via email or with your group code at SuperTracker.usda.gov/join
Create a challenge for your group – Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial
Participants use SuperTracker’s Quick Tracker to record their foods and physical activities during the challenge. They’ll earn points and get progress updates along the way.
Check the challenge leaderboard to discover the winners!
About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity. Healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity reduce the risk of chronic disease. MyPlate Challenges use friendly competition to encourage your community to try out a healthy eating pattern and be physically active. Friendly competition and social support can empower community members to continue working together to reach their health and wellness goals.