Start Simple with MyPlate 4+

USDA Food & Nutrition Service

    • 3.2 • 288 Ratings
    • Free


- 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 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 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

Pick goals, see progress, and celebrate success starting today. Download Start Simple with MyPlate!
- Join challenges to stay motivated and try new goals
- Visit the challenges section to see upcoming challenges and view your progress
- Be on the lookout for periodic “popup” challenges
- Earn unique badges that are only available from completing challenges
Pick goals, see progress, and celebrate success starting today. Download Start Simple with MyPlate!

What’s New

Version 1.23.2

Minor bug fix for the upcoming MyPlate Birthday Challenge to refine sharing the Birthday Challenge badge.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

kuuchanda ,

Offers great guidance but could be better

The app offers great information on food groups, portions and ways to incorporate into daily diet. However, I think there could be more productive features in the app that help build a balanced meal plan for the day/week. It should give users the option to create a meal plan based off of the daily goals they set, as well as options to create a grocery list that accounts for the amounts of each food group needed in order to fulfill daily goals and prepare correct serving sizes, so if a woman needs 3 cups of fruit each day she will need to add up to 21 cups of different fruits to the shopping list, and if shopping/meal planning for a family it should allow ability to account for the dietary needs for each member (21 cups fruit mom, 21 cups fruit dad, 7 cups fruit baby, etc.) weekly meal plans should account for breakfast lunch dinner and snacks so it is easy to spread out servings of each food group across the day.

EVR78 ,


I would love for this app to have the ability to set goals for each food group based on your age and gender and have a food diary option where you could input 1 cup milk at lunch for example and have it deducted from your food group goal. Also, an option for calorie counting for those who are trying to lose weight. Another idea would be to build a breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal plan by selecting options from a menu that meet each food group recommended amounts. Selected items could be automatically added to a grocery list. I would love to use this app more but right now it is more informational than practical.

hlycowpaty ,

Function Request

I need this app to use the daily plan generated on choose my plate (uses my hight, gender, weight, age, and activity level) to put my food groups on a dashboard (just like it looks now) so I can tap a category to show it was eaten. With a goal of getting all my groups in at the end of the day. If a group is clicked on the heading, serving sizes and exaples of that group with options for more information would be included (this is already there, and useful). Syncing with an app like my fitness pal would be ideal.

An app like this could be vitally usefu for parents feeding their toddlers, teaching healthy eating to kids of any age, and teaching my tween about healthy eating and calorie tracking that includs appropriate nutrition.

As is, this app is pretty useless because all it does is give mini goals for selecting food within a group without any tracking of groups eaten. The group's information is useful, but without the tracking of daily groups eaten, I wouldn't use an app just for that. Please include the above functions and make your app awesome!

App Privacy

The developer, USDA Food & Nutrition Service, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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