Start Simple with MyPlate

Food Packages Nutrition Education

Start with the Basics

This USDA campaign aims to simplify the vast array of nutrition information that surrounds us each day by helping people start with the basics. It provides ideas and tips from the five MyPlate food groups that Americans can easily incorporate into their busy lives to help and improve their health and well-being over time. Starting simple can lead to realistic and positive lifestyle changes to achieve a longer and healthier life.

Among the resources is a Start Simple with MyPlate Toolkit for Professionals that includes:

  • Promotion Ideas
  • Graphics
  • Tip Library
  • Sample Social Media Messages

Also available are resources WIC staff can use to show participants how the foods in their WIC food packages fit into MyPlate and help them reach their nutrition goals:

USDA also invites Americans to join the #MyPlate Challenge, or visit their Start Simple with MyPlate Challenge page for more information.