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MyPlate Plan

MyPlate Plan

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:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Height
  • Weight
  • 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.

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The MyPlate Plans are available below. Use only the plan that is right for you!

Age Group Daily 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.

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