The “food pyramid” is very familiar to us all and made the point that we should eat more fruits and vegetables (which is why they were at the base.) In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed “MyPlate” which is similar to the “pyramid” but presented in a different way.
As shown in the picture, half of our plate should contain fruits and vegetables, and the other half has part whole grains and part protein foods. Along with the plate is a low-fat or no-fat dairy product. Notice that this healthy diet is not just one food, but a variety of foods. That provides healthy eating for children and keeps it interesting and nutritious!