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MyPlate is Turning 10 Years Old! Join the birthday fun beginning June 1


Celebrate MyPlate's 10th Birthday!


Ten years ago, USDA updated the Federal nutrition symbol to become MyPlate, a simple graphic that serves as a general healthy eating guide on what and how much to eat from each of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives.

Over the last ten years, MyPlate has grown to provide consumers, health professionals, and nutrition educators with free print materials, digital tools, and other resources that can be personalized to meet an individual’s need.  

Join in the MyPlate birthday fun by helping us celebrate throughout the month of June:

  • Check out the 10 Ways to Celebrate MyPlate’s Birthday: Follow along as we highlight ten fun activities to do throughout the month with MyPlate.
  • Join the Start Simple with MyPlate App Challenge: Download our free app to set simple food group goals. Complete 10 food group goals of your choice within the month of June and earn a MyPlate birthday badge.
  • Share your MyPlate Moments from the last 10 years: Tell us about fun MyPlate activities or how MyPlate has helped you or others over the years on social media. Be sure to tag @MyPlate and use the hashtag #MyPlateTurns10.
  • Use MyPlate Birthday Graphics: Wish MyPlate Happy Birthday by updating your virtual teleconference background or sharing a birthday graphic on social media.

Cheers to 10 years!

Use and share the images below for social media and teleconference background!


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