Make Your Cart Look Like MyPlate!
MyPlate is filled with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products. When you shop, balance your cart like MyPlate to ensure you have the proper building blocks for healthful meals.
Get the Facts!
Often you can find misleading statements on packages of foods. Check the facts first instead of going by claims on the front of the box. Be sure to look at fiber content, nutrient content, added sugar content (keep it low), and calories per serving.
Bring Things Together: MyPlate and the Nutrition Facts Label are a Dynamic Duo
When you use these tools to plan your meals, steer your shopping, and affect your eating, you will be building a more balanced eating pattern that will in turn promote good health. What's not to love?
Printable Infographic: Two Tools
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.