Happy Birthday, MyPlate!
It's MyPlate's Birthday
Ten years ago, USDA updated the Federal nutrition symbol to become MyPlate, a simple graphic that serves as a general healthy eating guide on what and how much to eat from each of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives.
Over the last 10 years, MyPlate has grown to provide consumers, health professionals, and nutrition educators with free print materials, digital tools and other resources that can be personalized to meet an individual’s need.
Join in the birthday fun by helping us celebrate throughout the month of June!
Help Us Celebrate MyPlate's 10th Birthday!
10 Ways to Celebrate MyPlate
Take a quick quiz to see how your eating habits stack up against the MyPlate recommendations. Based on your answers you receive tailored resources and a personal quiz results code to sync with the Start Simple with MyPlate app.
Download our free app to set simple food group goals to help you eat healthier. Sync your results from the MyPlate Quiz for a personalized experience. Complete goals, see progress, join challenges, and earn badges to celebrate successes. This month join the MyPlate Birthday Challenge!
Explore our recipe website with over 1,000 healthy, budget-friendly recipes that provide detailed nutrition and food group information to help you choose recipes that fit your needs. All recipes are available in English and Spanish.
Discover our budget friendly resources to help you save money at the store by making a shopping plan, shopping smart, and preparing healthy meals to stretch food dollars.
Check out our downloadable MyPlate graphic in 22 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Test your nutrition knowledge by taking one or all of the MyPlate food group quizzes and learn fun new food facts along the way!
Check out our popular educational series of simple, one-page resources that provide helpful nutrition tips for common food topics. Topics include food groups, life stages, meal planning, snacking, and more.
For more personalized information based on a person’s age, check out MyPlate’s new life stage pages that provide all the latest nutrition information based on a person’s age and tips and resources to help different ages eat healthy.
Share your favorite MyPlate moment or activity from the past 10 years. Be sure to tag us by using @MyPlate and including the hashtag #MyPlateTurns10. Use the social media graphics below.
MyPlate's Birthday Graphics
Use these special MyPlate birthday graphics on social media and for a fun teleconference background.