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MyPlate Nutrition Education Series: Be Food Safe1

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

After introducing MyPlate in June 2011, USDA developed a series of one-page fact sheets to help consumers apply the dietary advice in their food guide and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Since that time USDA has added fact sheets to the series to reflect current Dietary Guidelines and emerging approaches to healthy eating to meet the needs of a diverse population. These fact sheets are distributed by UF/IFAS Extension for Extension faculty, health professionals, and consumers.

This fact sheet is MyPlate Nutrition Education Series: Be Food Safe.

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This document is FCS80059, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2014. Revised March 2017. Reviewed October 2018. Visit the EDIS website at


Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RDN, 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.