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USDA Food: My Plate
Food Theme Page

Food Plate

The US Department of Agriculture food icon "My Plate" suggests the proportion of various food groups in our diet. It lets us know the relative proportions of the food groups that we should eat each day.

These current recommendations (announced in 2011) divide the plate into four portions (including vegetables, fruits, grains and protein) plus a small serving of dairy.

The relative size of the proportions in the picture suggest the relative amounts you should eat. It is suggested that vegetables and fruits should be about half your plate. The other half should be whole grains and low-fat proteins. Adding a side dish of low-fat dairy completes a healthy diet.

Some foods (including sweets and fats) are not mentioned in the USDA food plate; eating too much of these is not healthy.

The food groups in the new USDA food plate are:

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A printable coloring page on the USDA food icon, "My Plate".
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Fill-in-the-Blanks Worksheet

A printable fill-in-the blanks quiz on the USDA food icon, "My Plate". Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf with the quiz and the answers.
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Food and Nutrients: My Plate
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the food icon, "My Plate," food groups, and the nutrients in food, with a short text, a "My Plate" picture, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.
USDA Food Plate Quiz

USDA Food Plate Quiz

Answer questions about the new US Department of Agriculture food icon "My Plate". Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf with the quiz and the answers.


Food Groups

A short, printable book about food and nutrition for fluent readers. There are pages on nutrition, food groups, the USDA food plate, grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy foods, proteins, healthy choices/daily exercise, and favorite foods.


Food Groups Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A tiny, printable book about simple words related to the food groups -- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: food, grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy, protein, and "What is your favorite food?


My Plate Food Groups
(Color and Write)

A short, printable book about food groups. A food book made by young readers. On each page, the student colors the pictures of (and writes the name of) eight foods of a particular type. There are pages of fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, proteins, and other foods.


My Plate Food Groups
(Draw and Write)

A short, printable book about food groups. A food book made by young readers. On each page, the student draws pictures of (and writes the name of) eight foods of a particular type. There are pages of fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, proteins, and other foods.


USDA Food Plate Favorites
Draw and Write Worksheet

Draw a picture of a your favorite foods that fit into the food groups of the USDA food plate: vegetables, fruit, grains, protein, and dairy. Then write about these foods. Here are some ideas: when do you eat them, how do you like them cooked, or are they good for you?


USDA Food Plate Dinner
Draw and Write Worksheet

Draw a picture of a nutritious dinner that fit into the food groups of the USDA food plate: vegetables, fruit, grains, protein, and dairy. Then write about these foods. Here are some ideas: do you like them, how do you like them cooked, or are they good for you?


USDA Food Plate Lunch
Draw and Write Worksheet

Draw a picture of a nutritious lunch that fit into the food groups of the USDA food plate: vegetables, fruit, grains, protein, and dairy. Then write about these foods. Here are some ideas: do you like them, how often do you eat them, or do you think that they are good for you?
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Food Theme Page

Many activities about food, including quizzes, crafts, and short books to print.


List of Foods

This is a word bank of food words.


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