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Teaching Nutrition: Background information about nutrition, the nutrients, and healthy eating habits
MyPlate Food Guidance System

ChooseMyPlate logo.  The logo depicts a place setting for food.  The plate is divided into four non-equal wedges of color:  red (for fruits), orange (for grains), green (for vegetables), and purple (for protein).  To the right of the plate is glass of blue representing dairy.

In June 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid (Food Guide Pyramid)
MyPlate is part of a larger communication initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices.

MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully; it is not intended to change consumer behavior alone.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.

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