Choose My Plate


The five food groups include fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.

Choose My Plate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

This online resource tool can empower you to make healthier food choices for your family.

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This website brings together recipe collections from MyPlate (CNPP), Child Nutrition (CNP),Food Distribution (FDD) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is designed to help you and your family meet your health and nutrition goals. We hope it inspires you to get in the kitchen and try something new.

Helpful Tips:

  • If you don’t usually cook, start gradually
  • Make it a goal to cook once a week and work up to cooking more frequently
  • Plan your meal and then purchase ingredients that you may not already have on hand
  • Planning ahead helps you make better food choices

10 Healthy Eating Tips

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life.