Nutrition Communicators Network

The USDA/CNPP Nutrition Communicators Network provides an opportunity for different communities and different organizations to join together in helping promote the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This Network of partners includes MyPlate Ambassadors, National Strategic Partners, and Federal Partners.

MyPlate Ambassadors

MyPlate Ambassadors include dietitians, educators, community programs, doctors, schools, authors, and college and university students, staff, and faculty. MyPlate Ambassadors can commit to any level of involvement to promote the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate – from developing an outreach program for their community to posting a link to on their organization’s website to incorporating Federal nutrition content into a communication product.

National Strategic Partners

National Strategic Partner examples include large, national organizations such as healthcare corporations, media outlets, grocery retailers, health professional associations, restaurant chains, and food manufacturers. National Strategic Partners consist of companies/organizations that are national in scope and reach and also fulfill certain requirements.

Federal Partners

Federal employees are invited to join as a Federal Partner for information sharing activities, such as receiving emails announcements. Federal email addresses ending in .gov or .mil are required. Federal Partners are also comprised of federal agencies/organizations which carry out federal food, nutrition, or health programs. The Federal Partnership provides opportunities for federal agencies to extend the reach of Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate nutrition resources and communications by working collaboratively.

Communicator's Guide

The Communicator’s Guide to the Dietary Guidelines is a resource for policymakers and health professionals to help them create nutrition education materials and messages for individuals, families, and other groups, based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Find materials for educators, including high school lesson plans, MyPlate Kids' Place, and information for caregivers of preschoolers.

Health Professionals

A wealth of resources are available for health professionals, including infographics, toolkits, training resources, and more.

MyPlate Graphic Resources

Download variations of the MyPlate graphic in several different file formats.