What does a Healthy Plate Look Like?
The Healthy Plate is a simple guide to ensure adequate portion and nutrient intake at every meal. When looking at the proportion of food on your plate/lunch box, make sure ½ of the volume of your meal are vegetables, ¼ grains, and ¼ meat & alternatives. Complement the meal with a fruit and a milk or milk alternative product. Keep in mind: every meal does NOT have to look like this exact plate! Using these relative proportions of food groups as a guide, a whole-grain sandwich including slices of meat, side vegetables, with an orange, a yogurt and water to hydrate, makes a healthy plate!