Nutrition experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services update their food guide every 5 years. It is for both children and adults. And it's meant to help people control portion sizes and make the healthiest choices possible within food groups.
For a personalized food guide, go to the interactive website www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
The MyPlate design reminds people to make healthy food choices, including the following:
Eat and drink the right amount for you.
Avoid oversized portions.
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
Make at least half of your grains whole grains.
Compare sodium (salt) in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals-and choose the foods with lower numbers.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator