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Publication #FCS DG10 TS 1-31

MyPlate Nutrition Education Series1

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, with an Introduction by Linda B. Bobroff2

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After introducing MyPlate in June 2011, USDA provided a series of one-page fact sheets to help consumers use the dietary advice of the Dietary Guidelines 2010. The USDA added new fact sheets in December 2011 and continued adding fact sheets in 2012 and 2013. These fact sheets are distributed by UF/IFAS Extension for Extension faculty, health professionals, and consumers.


1. Choose MyPlate
2. Add More Vegetables to Your Day
3. Focus on Fruits
4. Make Half Your Grains Whole
5. Got Your Dairy Today?
6. With Protein Foods, Variety Is Key
7. Build a Healthy Meal
8. Healthy Eating for Vegetarians
9. Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruits
10. Liven Up Your Meals with Vegetables and Fruits
11. Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits
12. Be a Healthy Role Model for Children
13. Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats
14. Salt and Sodium
15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week
16. Eating Better on a Budget
17. Use SuperTracker Your Way
18. Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less
19. Make Better Beverage Choices
20. Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy and Active
21. The School Day Just Got Healthier
22. Choosing Whole-Grain Foods
23. Be Food Safe
24. MyPlate Snack Tips for Parents
25. Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle
26. Be Choosey in the Dining Hall
27. Mini-Fridge Makeover
28. Stay Fit on Campus
29. Be an Active Family
30. Be Active Adults
31. Enjoy Food from Many Cultures

Download this entire series as a PDF at (32 pp., 9.89MB).



This document is FCS DG10 TS 1–31, one in a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Published June 2011. Latest revision October 2013. Visit the EDIS website at


Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.