The MyPlate Plan* shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance.
Your food plan is personalized, based on your:
- Physical activity level
To get started, click on the "Start" button. You can also find out your MyPlate Plan in Spanish.
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*The MyPlate Plan calculator uses different formulas based on the user's age, and additional adjustment factors may be applied based on other user-entered information.
In general, for ages 12 months to 8 years the Dietary Reference Intakes (2002) are used. For ages 9-18 years, Estimate Energy Requirement (EER) formulas (2006) are used with factors applied based on Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile. For ages 19+, Estimate Energy Requirement (EER) formulas (2006) are used with factors applied based on calculated BMI. Calculations for people who are pregnant or lactating vary based on age and other factors.
The MyPlate Plans are available below. Use only the plan that is right for you!
|Age Group||Calorie Level|
|Ages 12-23 Mos.||700||800||900||1000|
|Ages 2-3 Yrs.||1000||1200||1400|
|Ages 4-8 Yrs.||1200||1400||1600||1800||2000|
|Ages 9-13 Yrs.||1400||1600||1800||2000||2200||2400||2600||2800||3000||3200|
|Ages 14+ Yrs.||1600||1800||2000||2200||2400||2600||2800||3000||3200|
Note: If you are on a mobile device, you may need to turn your phone to see the full table.
Talk with your health care provider about an eating pattern and physical activity program that is right for you.