What should be on your plate?

What should be on your plate?

Five Food Groups

  • Vegetables. The vegetable portion of MyPlate is shown in green.
  • 2. Fruits. Like veggies, fruits have vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Grains. The orange section of MyPlate is about one quarter of the plate.
  • Protein. High-protein foods help the body build and maintain its tissues.
  • Dairy.
  • What’s on your plate summary?

    Two 11-year-old girls explore the origins and preparation of the food they eat.

    What is on your plate picture book?

    In What’s On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging, the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), shows you how to make good food choices part of your daily life and adjust those choices as you grow older.

    What should your plate consist of?

    As the MyPlate icon shows, the five food groups are Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of an overall healthy eating pattern with all five groups as key building blocks, plus oils.

    What should be on your plate every meal?

    Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans are all rich sources of protein. Eating a variety of these foods each day will provide the protein you need, as well as a range of other nutrients, including iodine, iron, zinc, vitamins (especially B12), and essential fatty acids.

    What should you fill your plate?

    How To Fill Your Plate

    • Half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, minimally processed, and cooked in healthy oils like canola or olive oil.
    • A quarter of your plate should be filled with healthy grains think whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta or brown rice.

    What is an example of a healthy plate?

    Make most of your meal vegetables and fruits (40-50% of the plate) Choose whole grains and high fibre grains over refined grains (25-30% of the plate) Choose healthy protein sources such as fish, poultry, eggs, legumes/beans, lean meat instead of processed meat (25-30% of the plate) Drink plenty of water.

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