The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created MyPlate, an easy-to-follow food guide, to help parents to figure out how to feed their kids nutritious, balanced meals. The colorful divided plate includes sections for vegetables, fruits, grains, and protein foods.

Make Every Bite Count

  • Learn how much you need from each food group. Get a personalized MyPlate Plan that’s right for you. The plan is based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.
  • Take a look at your current eating routine. Pick one or two ways that you can switch to choices today that are rich in nutrition.
  • Create a healthy eating routine to benefit your health now and in the future.
  • Think about how your food choices come together over the course of your day or week.
  • Eat different types of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives.
  • Choose options for meals, beverages, and snacks that have limited added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.