Food Groups

Welcome to the Five Food Groups

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, select a food group below.

  1. Fruits

    Focus on fruits.

    >> See Fruit
         Group

  2. Vegetables

    Vary your veggies.

    >> See Vegetable
         Group

  3. Grains

    Make at least half your grains whole.

    >> See Grains
         Group

  4. Protein Foods

    Go lean with protein.

    >> See Protein Foods
         Group

  5. Dairy

    Get your calcium-rich foods.

    >> See Dairy
         Group