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¡Celebremos! (Let's Celebrate!)

September 15th to October 15th marks the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans enriching our nation.

MyPlate.gov asked some of our USDA colleagues to talk about how their food and culture are connected. ¡Buen Provecho! (Enjoy!)

Jo Oval

What does food, family, and culture mean to you?

"For me, food and family go together like empanadas and guiso! In my Colombian-American household the two are interwoven in our culture. Every get-together always revolves around the food, love, and celebration."

- Jo, MyPlate Nutritionist


What is a favorite holiday/traditional meal that is served with family?

"Nothing says a good time like a plate of arroz con gandules, habichuela, tostones & chuleta. In Puerto Rico, this plate means family get-togethers, laughs and games of Dominoes. The music, atmosphere and great food always makes it feel like home, no matter where you are."

- Alexander, Program Analyst


What is a favorite memory when it comes to food, family, and your culture?

"A favorite memory around food & culture is our celebration of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Every year, we take food to the cemetery to honor loved ones. One year we placed a spread on my abuelo's grave and celebrated his life by sharing and eating the foods he loved." 

- Bernie, Farm to School Specialist


What does food, family, and culture mean to you?

"To me, culture means our customs, family traditions, and is our way of life. Our food is an explosion of flavorful nourishment that infuses loving comfort deep into our souls. Family is more than relatives, they are also the people we “adopt” during our life’s journey."

- Rosemary, Senior Program Specialist

MyPlate for you!

There are many MyPlate materials available in Spanish — the MyPlate Quiz, the MyPlate Plan, tip sheets and printable resources, graphics, and more than 1,000 recipes in the MyPlate Kitchen.

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MyPlate Quiz

Are you making every bite count? Take the quiz to find out and get personalized resources to Start Simple with MyPlate.

Start the quiz      Empiece la prueba 

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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, and physical activity level.

Get your plan      Obtenga su plan

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MyPlate Kitchen

The MyPlate Kitchen has recipes and resources to help you make healthy and economical meals. The MyPlate Kitchen includes recipes from the Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion (CNPP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Start cooking today      Empiece a cocinar hoy

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Tip sheets and more

The MyPlate website includes a number of print materials, available as downloadable PDFs. These materials are in the public domain and therefore no permission is needed to print, reproduce, or use them.

Download and print      Descargue e imprima

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MyPlate graphics

The graphics page contains multiple versions of MyPlate in high-resolution and standard-resolution file formats.

Download graphics      Descargue los gráficos

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Shop Simple with MyPlate

Find savings in your area and discover new ways to prepare budget-friendly foods.

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MyPlate on Alexa

Get MyPlate nutrition tips on Amazon Alexa devices or the free Alexa app.

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