MyPlate food plans are designed for the general public, ages 2 and over; they are not therapeutic diets. Those with a specific health condition should consult with a health care provider for a dietary plan that is right for them.
MyPlate provides the ability for Americans to personalize their approach to a healthier lifestyle that balances nutrition and exercise. Americans can dramatically improve their overall health by making modest improvements to their diets, and by incorporating regular physical activity into their daily lives.
MyPlate contains interactive activities that make it easy for individuals to enter their age, gender and physical activity level to get a more personalized recommendation on their daily calorie level, based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It also allows individuals to find general food guidance and suggestions for making smart choices from each food group.
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