Start Simple with MyPlate Toolkit for Professionals

Today, about half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to their food choices and physical inactivity. Most Americans know the benefits of healthy eating, but lack the motivation and skills to make changes to their eating routines.

The Start Simple with MyPlate campaign will provide inspiration and ideas Americans can easily incorporate into their busy lives to help them improve their health and well-being over time. Starting simple can lead to realistic and positive lifestyle changes to achieve a longer and healthier life.

View the video from Secretary Perdue to learn more!

Ways to Use This Toolkit

We created this toolkit to help you communicate the Start Simple with MyPlate campaign effectively and efficiently.

  • Share MyPlate food group tips to encourage and inspire your clients and patients.
  • Incorporate Start Simple with MyPlate into your communications with your audience.
  • Share ready-made social media posts, graphics, and tips across your communication channels. 
  • Promote the Start Simple with MyPlate campaign during exhibits, webinars, and/or presentations; share the campaign with your audiences and reach them where they are.
  • Promote the MyPlate Plan to help your clients or patients get their personalized calorie level and food group recommendations.
  • Promote the MyPlate Plan widget and add the MyPlate Plan widget on your website or blog. Encourage others to embed the widget.
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