Hard to believe MyPlate is turning 10. We would like to take some time to look back on the past ten years and then look at what we can do to celebrate MyPlate’s birthday.
MyPlate was developed in 2011 when it was adapted from MyPyramid. It was created to make it easier for people to learn how to make healthier choices. It is also a time when the U.S. took a larger interest in helping people eat healthier. MyPlate breaks down the science from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/) so everyone can find ways to eat healthily and be physically active. The five sections of MyPlate make it easy to identify what and how much we should try to aim to eat every day.
Now let’s get to the Party! How can we Celebrate MyPlate?
You can start by participating in the Birthday App Challenge! Complete 10 food group goals during the month of June and earn a 10th birthday badge. Yay! Learn more about the Start Simple with Myplate App here. Download the app here.
Do you like to play games at your birthday parties? I do! There are quizzes you can take! Find out what you know and learn what you didn’t by taking one. The quizzes cover all five of the food groups: protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy. Try it out and test your knowledge here.
Or, maybe you would like a personalized MyPlate plan? Click on the link here to get started. How can you resist a plan made *just for you*?
What about trying a delicious and budget-friendly new recipe? Not sure what to make? Check out this video from Cooking Matters: https://youtu.be/izSJyT_PAJg for one of their recipe frameworks. Make it even more fun and get everyone in the family involved! And, if you’re stuck for a recipe try our recipe page: https://www.mahealthyfoodsinasnap.org/healthy-foods/recipes. Or MyPlate’s page which has over 1,000 recipes: https://www.myplate.gov/myplate-kitchen.
Maybe you would like to color your own Birthday Celebration! Click here to celebrate with Broc.
There are so many ways MyPlate can help us. Head over to their site (myplate.gov) and learn how to eat healthy at every life stage. Find out the difference between whole and refined grains and lots more. You can even submit questions to the USDA!