MyPlate is a helpful reminder to find your healthy eating style - starting today and building it throughout your lifetime.

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you find the right mix for your individual needs. This includes:

  • Focusing on variety, amount and nutrition
  • Choosing foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium and added sugars
  • Starting with small changes to build healthier eating styles
  • Supporting healthy eating for everyone

Watermelon + MyPlate

When building your plate, make half your plate fruits and vegetables - including watermelon! Watermelon is naturally low in fat, sodium and calories, and has no cholesterol. It is also a source of many essential nutrients that are under consumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).

In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or 1/2 cup of diced fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit group.

1 Cup Watermelon = 1 small (1" thick) slice or 1 cup diced

The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts can be found on the MyPlate website.
Fruits - Choose

MyPlate Guidelines

Today, about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases, often related to poor diet. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of creating a healthy eating pattern to maintain health and reduce the risk of disease. Everything we eat and drink - the food and beverage choices we make day to day and over our lifetime - matters. use the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines to get started.

2015 - 2020 Dietary Guidelines

Tips & Resources

Use these helpful and fun resources to start your lifestyle of healthy eating and living. Click any of the images below to download and start using!

  • Staying Active Tips

    Staying Active Tips
  • Healthy Lunchbox Tips

    Healthy Lunchbox Tips
  • Healthy Living Tips

    Healthy Living Tips
  • Family Tableside Tips

    Family Tableside Tips
  • Meal Planning Tips

    Meal Planning Tips
  • Snacking Tips

    Snacking Tips

Kid-Friendly Activities

  • Fun Facts & Word Find

    Fun Facts and Word find

Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

  • Lunchbox Cards

    Lunchbox Cards
  • Happy Lunchbox

    Happy Lunchbox
  • Watermelon Slice Popsicles

    Watermelon Slice Popsicles
  • Watermelon Kebobs

    Watermelon Kebobs
  • Watermelon Cutout Cookies

    Watermelon Cutout Cookies
  • Watermelon Dippers

    Watermelon Dippers
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Representing 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide, our goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.


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Whole Watermelon

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