Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

Ethnic Foods for a Healthy Plate

Eating right is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. A healthy plate can include foods from all corners of the globe.

MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.

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