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Get kids started on a healthy eating adventure with these games and activities!

Teach them about MyPlate and the 5 food groups to set them on a path towards a healthy future.

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Become a MyPlate Champion

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Games and Apps

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Activity Sheets

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Become a MyPlate Champion

Do you have what it takes? By pledging to be a MyPlate Champion you’re making a promise to eat healthy and be active every day. Use ideas from the list below to get started.

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Eat more fruits and veggies.

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables every day!

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Try whole grains.

Ask for oatmeal, whole wheat breads, or brown rice at meals.

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Re-think your drink.

Drink fat free or low fat milk or water instead of sugary drinks.

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Focus on lean protein.

Choose protein foods like beans, fish, lean meats, and nuts.

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Slow down on sweets.

Eat sweets, like cakes or cookies, once in a while and in small amounts.

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Be active your way.

Find ways to exercise and be active for at least 1 hour a day like walking to school, riding your bike, or playing a sport with friends.

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Can you pledge to eat healthy and be active?

If you answered yes, you have what it takes to be a MyPlate Champion! Get your MyPlate Champion certificate.

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Games and Apps

Have fun while learning too! Check out these interactive resources for kids.

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Team Nutrition E-books

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Blast Off with MyPlate

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Track and Field Fuel Up

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Breakfast Around the World

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BAM! Dining Decision App

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Activity Sheets

Are you looking for fun ways to teach kids about healthy eating? Try these free printable handouts.

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food critic activity sheet

Kids Food Critic Activity

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Grocery Store Bingo

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MyPlate Menu Activity Sheet

Create Your Own MyPlate Menu

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kids coloring sheet

MyPlate Coloring Sheet

English   Spanish

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Secret Code activity sheet

Crack the Secret Code

English   Spanish

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myplate maze activity sheet

MyPlate Maze

English   Spanish

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word blank cook off craze document

Word Blanks: Cook-Off Craze

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word blank winter feast sheet

Word Blanks: Winter Feast

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fruits and veggies word search activity sheet

Have Fun with Fruits and Veggies Word Search

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whole grain lesson activity sheet

Whole Grain Lesson

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word scramble whole grains activity sheet

Word Scramble: Whole Grains

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fruit and vegetable flash cards

Fruits and Veggie Flash Cards

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Veggie Dice

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look and cook activity sheet

Look and Cook Recipes

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MyPlate Crossword Puzzle

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

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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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