MyPlate Tip Sheets Are Awesome

"MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future." In 2011 MyPlate replaced the Food Pyramid as USDA's Food Guidance symbol.  A plethora of materials have been created and continue to be enhanced on the MyPlate website.

MyPlate has been providing tip sheets that help us understand nutrition and physical activity topics.  Whether it's tips on meal planning, healthy snacks, grocery shopping or living an active lifestyle, the tip sheets are easily understood and can be used in a variety of ways.  The PDFs can be printed, many are in English and Spanish or the web versions are easily shareable on social media or newsletters.

AND NOW you can filter them for the exact type you want!  Do you care for preschoolers and are including education for both children and families for fruits and veggie month?  Filter it! Choose PreK for audience and Fruit for topic and get the tip sheets that are applicable.  Do you want to help the parents in your program with tips on healthy meals or snacks - find a tip sheet here and send it in your newsletter or print it out and put it next to your sign in sheet.

It's a great tool!  How do you think you'll use it?


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building