The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has come out with a new food icon called MyPlate which is used as an innovative tool offering consumers helpful information about healthy eating. MyPlate seeks a more direct visual connection with the viewer’s actual home dining experience by using a plate format to feature five food groups that are vital to a healthy diet—fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. To learn more, you can go to Choose MyPlate.

Listed below are MyPlate Resources and Themes for Retailers :

Food Groups:

  • Fruits - Focus on fruits.
  • Vegetables - Vary your veggies.
  • Grains - Make at least half your grains whole.
  • Protein Foods - Go lean with protein.
  • Dairy - Get your calcium-rich foods.

Produce and Shellfish



As mandated by the USDA, FMI created nutritional information on the major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry. These Nutri-Facts posters and brochures are available through the FMI Store in the following formats:

  • Nutri-Facts Poster (available in print and PDF)
  • Nutri-Facts Poster Beef & Veal only, Chicken & Turkey only or Lamb & Pork only (print)
  • Nutri-Facts brochures (print)