It's MyPlate's Birthday
Written by: Ashley Lynn Crossman
Get a healthy jumpstart on summer with MyPlate. This month MyPlate celebrates its 11th birthday, and to celebrate we want to invite you to discover healthy eating and budget savvy tips and tricks for warmer weather. Share your favorite summertime MyPlate meals and family recipes.
Join in the birthday fun by helping us celebrate throughout the month of June!
We will celebrate by sharing a MyPlate win for the next few weeks.
11 Ways to Celebrate MyPlate
MyPlate Quiz Take a quick quiz (available in English and Spanish) to see how your eating habits stack up against the MyPlate recommendations. Based on your answers you receive tailored resources and a personal quiz results code to sync with the Start Simple with MyPlate app.
Start Simple with MyPlate App Download our free app to set simple food group goals to help you eat healthier. Sync your results from the MyPlate Quiz for a personalized experience. Complete goals, see progress, join challenges, and earn badges to celebrate successes. This month join the MyPlate Birthday Challenge!
Personalized MyPlate Plan Use this easy interactive tool (available in English and Spanish) to help you find out what and how much to eat from each of the food groups based on your age, sex, height, weight, and activity level. (Embed the MyPlate Plan widget to your own web page or blog for free!)
MyPlate Kitchen Explore our recipe website with over 1,000 healthy, budget-friendly recipes that provide detailed nutrition and food group information to help you choose recipes that fit your needs. All recipes are available in English and Spanish.
Shop Simple with MyPlate Healthy food choices don't have to cost a lot. Use this tool to find cost-saving opportunities in your local area and discover new ways to prepare budget-friendly foods.
Healthy Eating on a Budget Discover our budget friendly resources to help you save money at the store by making a shopping plan, shopping smart, and preparing healthy meals to stretch food dollars.
MyPlate on Alexa Get MyPlate on Alexa as a skill. Simply say, “Alexa, open MyPlate” and start receiving age-based healthy eating tips straight to your Amazon Alexa device or via the free Amazon Alexa app on their smartphone.
Pages for Each Stage of Life For more personalized information based on a person’s age, check out MyPlate’s new life stage pages that provide all the latest nutrition information based on a person’s age and tips and resources to help different ages eat healthy.
Tip Sheets Check out our popular educational series of simple, one-page resources that provide helpful nutrition tips for common food topics. Topics include food groups, life stages, meal planning, snacking, and healthy eating at celebrations and gatherings. Find tip sheets in English and Spanish.
MyPlate Icon in 22 Languages Check out our downloadable MyPlate graphic in 22 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Social Media Share your favorite MyPlate summertime meal, nutrition tip, or activity. Be sure to tag us by using @MyPlate and including the hashtag #MyPlateBirthday. Use the social media graphics below.
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Recipes for life's kitchen.
Cooked by ME! Ashley Lynn Crossman author of multiple popular cook books. This is a selection of food and recipe posts from my Instagram feed @FreshFitLocal