Start Simple with MyPlate Stories

Do you have a MyPlate story, success or tip to share? Have you used MyPlate and its resources to teach others about nutrition or to make a change in your own eating habits?

Tell us how MyPlate has inspired you and your family, friends, or community to eat healthy and be active. Stories shared may be featured on the website or social media and may be edited if necessary to remove profanities, endorsements/ advertisements, external website links, names and other personal information, spelling mistakes, and typos.


When I eat out, I double order the vegetables and skip the fries. Restaurants are always willing to accomodate.

Nancy, Massachusetts

Now I start my day with fruits and veggies by having a homemade smoothie for breakfast. I use almond milk, banana, berries, and kale or spinach (for iron). You have such great tips!!

Marie, Virginia

I am a nutritionist and personal trainer. I work for physicians in their offices helping to bring awareness to patients in a preventative healthcare environment. Many of the patients love MyPlate's simple-to-use tools and graphics on eating properly.

Mavis, California

I started to add more vegetables to every meal for my family. We also drink more water. We also eat more beans because they are inexpensive and have healthy fiber. Good tips!

Nicole, Texas

Lucky for me I found this website by chance. I am starting Day 1 of the 2 Week Budget Meal Plan. It is over my budget still, but I am giving it a shot to see how it goes. My family agreed to try it. Let's get healthy!

Tanya, Texas

My local SNAP office referred me to your budget section and I thought it was wonderful! I printed shopping tips and shared them with my girlfriends and also tried some of the cooking time saving tips with my son. Thank you very much, MyPlate!

Arianna, Arizona

I found when our office did a 21-day healthy lifestyle challenge. From serving size information to recipes to menu planning... Shopping tips, shelf life information, and freezing instructions... I recommend this website to friends every chance I get.

Lisa, Montana

I love the ChooseMyPlate website. It has really encouraged me to eat healthy and I have grown BOTH emotionally and cognitively. Thank you for the inspiration.

Luigi, California

MyPlate has been one of the best resources for nutrition education. MyPlate helps me to make better decisions when I eat. And, of course, the physical activity tips are great too! I love MyPlate.

Amelia, California

As a health educator, the MyPlate website enriched my understanding of eating habits and helped me to teach my participants better. Good information.

Winnie, California