This page is your access point for the USDA Food Guidance System. This section contains the latest news, background information, and resources, as well as archived resources.

Make Small Changes for a Healthy Holiday – Makeover Your Holiday Plate with MyPlate – (Nov. 21, 2013) The MyPlate Team launches an 8-week series showing how simple swaps or ingredient substitutions can revamp classic holiday favorites. [recipes, infographic, blog]

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SuperTracker now allows users to set personal calories targets -- September 25, 2012

Press Release

SuperTracker hits one million users -- September 6, 2012

Press Release
Download the SuperTracker button onto your website

SuperTracker launches in time for New Year's resolutions -- December 22, 2011

Press Release
Background Information
Secretary Vilsack's Video


Happy Birthday MyPlate

MyPlate celebrates its first birthday -- May 30, 2012

Press Release
Resources Page for Happy and Healthy Celebrations

What’s On MyPlate Day

Press Release


Spanish version of MyPlate launches -- September 30, 2011

Press Release
En Español Resource Page


MyPlate launches -- June 2, 2011

Press Materials
Press Releasephoto of First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack at the launch of MyPlate on June 2, 2011
A Brief History of USDA Food Guides
MyPlate Background
Selected Messages for Consumers
Communications Message Calendar
Executive Summary of Formative Research

MyPlate and MyPyramid... Can they be used together?

Print Materials

Getting Started with MyPlate
Dietary Guidelines Consumer Brochure
MyPlate Mini-Poster
10 Tips Nutrition Education Series
1-page graphics slick
Coloring sheet (option 1, option 2)
Sample menus and recipes
MyPlate materials in Spanish
More MyPlate print materials

Press Event

Summary video (2 minutes)
Secretary Vilsack's video (2 minutes)

Digital Materials

MyPlate graphic Resources
MyPlate Graphics Standards (uses of the image)
MyPlate on Food Labels

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