Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2016 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Guide To School Breakfast

This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast.  Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Guide To School Lunch

This infographic highlights how a variety of healthy foods from each MyPlate food group are included as part of a school lunch. Learn about ways to help children make healthy food and beverage choices at school.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books

Discover MyPlate includes six emergent readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Resource | Books
Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks

The Two Bite Club and Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books are now available as eBooks! These free eBooks teach young children about the MyPlate food groups and include interactive features to test comprehension and make learning fun. Each eBook includes audio narration that highlights the text as it’s read aloud, drawing and coloring palettes, colorful characters, and interactive games and mazes. 

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USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2015 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Nate and Kate Stickers

Use these fun stickers to give a “high five” to kids for making a MyPlate meal that includes healthful food choices from each of the five food groups. This sticker features the MyPlate Nate and Kate characters from the Discover MyPlate lessons for kindergarten.