Is your diet balanced?

Does your diet include the 5 food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet?


Use the tools at to plan nutritious meals and snacks. Healthy foods give you more value for the dollar.

The Daily Food Plan shows your daily food group targets - what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. The Plan is personalized for you, based on your age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity level.

USDA has a free online nutrition tool called the SuperTracker. 

  • The SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. You can look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much you should eat, compare your food choices to these recommendations and to your nutrient needs, and assess your physical activities.


MyPlate placemat

MyPlate placemat

Order this colorful placemat that details food proportions recommended by MyPlate. You'll also find tips for making your plate a "10" by making healthier food choices.

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