USDA Releases New Start Simple with MyPlate App

Set simple goals for healthy eating

Meet healthy eating goals one at a time! Use the Start Simple with MyPlate App to pick simple daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. This easy-to-use app can help you make positive changes. Healthy eating can help you achieve a healthier life overall. Get started with Start Simple with MyPlate!

Pick Your Goals

  • Set goals within food groups (Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods, Dairy)
  • Choose from a variety of food goals or use the “Pick for me!” feature if you want ready-made goals and tips
  • Sync up to your smartwatch (or do it all on your mobile device)

See Real-Time Progress

  • See daily progress in each food group as you meet your goals
  • Get simple how-to tips to help you meet your goals
  • Select options for notifications and reminders
  • Visit the MyPlate 101 section for more information about healthy eating

Earn Badges that Celebrate Your Success

  • Earn badges as food group goals are completed
  • Collect a variety of badges such as first goal complete, daily-streaks, food group badges, and the ultimate MyPlate badge
  • Post your badges on social media to share your success and encourage others

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

View Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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