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Extension Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

Extension Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025: Make Every Bite Count

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines is the first to provide guidance for healthy dietary patterns by life stage, from birth through older adulthood, including women who are pregnant or lactating.



start simpleStart Simple with MyPlate

Healthy eating is important at every stage of life. The Start Simple with MyPlatetoday brochure helps you to make every bite count with simple tips that set you on a path to healthy eating. The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. 

More inspiration and ideas to Start Simple with MyPlate that Americans can easily incorporate into their busy lives to help improve overall health and well-being over time can be found on MyPlate.gov. Starting simple can lead to realistic and positive lifestyle changes to achieve a longer and healthier life.


budgetEating Healthy on a Budget

Looking for ways to eat healthy on budget? MyPlate.gov offers tips and advice to help you get the most out of your food dollars. The Health Eating on a Budget resource can help you create a grocery game plan, shop smart, and prepare healthy meals at home.


myplate blueMyPlate Plan

Not sure where to get started on your path to healthy eating? The MyPlate Plan gives you your personal food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your food plan will be personalized to you, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.


If you have questions or concerns about this page, please contact our office at 785-532-5782, or contact Shelly Burklund (sburklun@ksu.edu)