MyPlate Initiative a Good Start to Proper Diet and Nutrition
Posted Nov 14 2012 9:00am
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an
organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in
1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this
goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:
Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer
One of the Center's core projects is the USDA Food Guidance System, which includes the initiative MyPlate.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks
for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal.
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or
When you are on the site, select a food group. You will see something like this.