Place the round paper plate on a rectangular piece of paper. Use the round plate to draw a round circle on the rectangular paper. Remove the plate and dive the circle into two left and right halfs by drawing a line from the top to the bottom. Now divide the circle again by drawing a line from left to right. You should have four equal quarters of your circle. Label the four quarters Vegetables, Protein, Fruits and Grains. Now draw a circle on the top right, next to the plate, and label that Dairy. This is the MYPLATE.gov healthy food plate.

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Finish up by using water colors to color it all in! Great job!