ChildrenYouth MyPlate Handout
University of Missouri Extension.
This colorful one-page handout can be used to promote MyPlate and its main principles to kids. Basic MyPlate nutrition tips for fruits and vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy are included as well as recommendations for physical activity.
MyPlate for Preschoolers
USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Resources to assist parents and caregivers in helping children eat well, be active, and be healthy.
MyPlate Coloring Sheet (PDF | 276KB)
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Print and let kids color in the sections of MyPlate. Blank coloring sheet also available here (PDF 255KB).
Spending Your Calorie Salary: Youth Version
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cooperative Extension.
This PowerPoint and handout uses MyPyramid as a teaching tool for budgeting calories throughout the day. It is designed to be used with teens and tweens.
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.
MyPyramid Introductory Lessons and Handouts
University of Missouri Extension. Family Nutrition Education Programs.
Lesson plans with supporting handouts for teaching MyPyramid lessons for children from Pre-K up to 8th grade.