MyPlate & Tips

  • Resources for Families

    General Health/Nutrition Tips

    • Check out to understand our nutrition guidelines

    • General Nutrition Information for Parents/Guardians: English version; Spanish version

    • Kids Health is a great resource for Parents/Guardians: English version; Spanish version

    • Switching to Healthier Choices: English version; Spanish version

    • Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition: We Can! has plenty of information, click on “Nutrition and Healthy Eating” - Look for Spanish versions of each pdf

    • Want to check out ways to introduce MyPlate to kindergartners? Discover MyPlate offers interactive lessons to make children food-smart


    MyPlate at Home

    • This four page guide makes MyPlate easy to understand

    • This is a handy tool from MyPlate to show you how to easily shop for MyPlate foods on a budget

    • How to be a Healthy Role Model for your kids - 10 tips from MyPlate


    Healthy Hydration

    • Another part of a healthy diet is to drink enough fluid throughout the day.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice about how to hydrate properly.

    • Sugary Beverages: There’s a lot of buzz about how there’s too much sugar in beverages and this easy to understand fact sheet helps explain the scope of the problem.  This graphic shows just how many sugar cubes are in popular sugar sweetened beverages.


    Youtube Videos

    • Fun MyPlate song from nursing students at Duke University
    • Running out of creative ideas on how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into family meals?  Are you trying out a new fruit or veggie and are unsure how to prepare or cook it?  Click here to learn through some helpful videos!