The MyPlate Message Toolkit for Professionals was created to enlist health professionals and partners in amplifying the key consumer messages from the Dietary Guidelines. This online toolkit includes graphics, sample social media, videos, and links to more information for each of the key messages.
The What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is an interactive tool to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping. The site features a searchable database of thousands of healthy recipes, options to build a cookbook, print recipe cards, and share recipes via social media.
The MyPlate Daily Checklist (formerly Daily Food Plan) shows your daily food group targets -- what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. The Checklist is personalized for you, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. MyPlate Daily Checklists are available for everyone aged 2 and older.
Do you know if you are at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight, or obese? Enter your weight and height into the BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator to find out your current weight status.
Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself on the Portion Distortion quizzes. You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by these larger portions.
During pregnancy, women should gain weight gradually, with most of the weight gained in the last 3 months. Total weight gain depends on a woman's weight when she becomes pregnant. The Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator helps a woman determine how much weight she should probably gain.
The Preschooler Growth Charts are valuable tools that you and your preschooler's doctor can use to maintain your child's health. By entering some basic information about your preschooler, you can see both a Body Mass Index chart and a Height for Age chart to track if your child is growing properly.
Want to test your knowledge about the MyPlate food groups and other nutrition-related information? MyPlate Quizzes are fast and informative and certain to teach you a thing or two. Try a quiz today. More will be added as they are developed.