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MyPlate 10th Birthday

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! 

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Help Us Celebrate MyPlate's 10th Birthday!

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10 Ways to Celebrate

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Birthday App Challenge

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MyPlate Moments

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10 Ways to Celebrate MyPlate

MyPlate Quiz

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.

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!

Personalized MyPlate Plan

Use this easy interactive tool (available in English and Spanish) to help you find out what and how much to eat from each of the food groups based on your age, sex, height, weight, and activity level. (Embed the MyPlate Plan widget to your own web page or blog for free!)

MyPlate Kitchen

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.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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.

MyPlate Icon in 22 Languages

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.

MyPlate Food Group Quizzes

Test your nutrition knowledge by taking one or all of the MyPlate food group quizzes and learn fun new food facts along the way!

Tip Sheets

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.

Pages for Each Stage of Life

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.

Social Media

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.

Birthday App Challenge

Join the celebration with a challenge in the Start Simple with MyPlate app! Complete 10 food group goals in the month of June to earn the 10th birthday badge. For more information, visit the “Challenges” tab in the bottom navigation of the app.

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MyPlate Moments

How have you used MyPlate over the last 10 years? Has MyPlate helped you to improve your eating habits and hopefully your health? Share some of these "MyPlate moments" or other MyPlate activities from the past 10 years. Be sure to tag us by using @MyPlate and including the hashtag #MyPlateTurns10.

MyPlate's Birthday Graphics

Use these special MyPlate birthday graphics on social media and for a fun teleconference background.

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Start Simple with MyPlate App

Build healthy eating habits one goal at a time! Download the Start Simple with MyPlate app today.

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MyPlate on Alexa

Get MyPlate nutrition tips for your baby or toddler on Amazon Alexa devices or the free Alexa app.

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MyPlate.gov is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025