MyPlate is a helpful reminder to find your healthy eating style – starting today and building it throughout your lifetime.

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you find the right mix for your individual needs. This includes:

  • Focusing on variety, amount and nutrition
  • Choosing foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium and added sugars
  • Starting with small changes to build healthier eating styles
  • Supporting healthy eating for everyone

Watermelon + MyPlate

When building your plate, make half your plate fruits and vegetables – including watermelon! Watermelon is naturally low in fat, sodium and calories, and has no cholesterol. It is also a source of many essential nutrients that are under consumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).

In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group.

1 Cup Watermelon = 1 small (1” thick) slice or 1 cup diced

The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts can be found on the MyPlate website.

MyPlate Guidelines

Today, about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases, often related to poor diet. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of creating a healthy eating pattern to maintain health and reduce the risk of disease. Everything we eat and drink — the food and beverage choices we make day to day and over our lifetime — matters.

Use the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines to get started.

Tips & Resources

Use these helpful and fun resources to start your lifestyle of healthy eating and living. Click any of the images below to download and start using!

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