A plate format (also called the plate method) can be used to help you manage how you eat. Use these pictures to help you visualize your next balanced meal.
Canada's Food Guide
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Follow these guidelines:
Half the plate is vegetables and fruits. Examples are broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, apples, oranges, and blueberries.
One-fourth of the plate is whole grain foods. Examples are whole grain bread, brown rice, oatmeal, and whole grain cereal.
One-fourth is protein foods. Examples are lean beef, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, tofu, eggs, beans, and lentils.
Make water your drink of choice.
Current as of: December 20, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator Colleen O'Connor PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Colleen O'Connor PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian