An average meal in the United
too many calories and too much fat, animal protein, salt, and
sugar. It is missing whole grains and fresh fruits and doesn't have enough
For a suggested dinner, use a smaller plate (9 in.). Divide your
plate into four parts to see how much space each
food should take.
Fill a little more than one-fourth of your plate with
Fill a little less than one-fourth of your plate with protein. Lean
meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and peas, nuts and seeds, and soy are good sources
Fill the remaining half of your plate with vegetables and fruits.
a cup of milk or yogurt to your meal.
MyPlate is the U.S. government's
food guide. It can help you make your own well-balanced eating plan. It is available
online at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne
C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito,
MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine &
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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