MYPLATES Food Guide Assignment
Directions: Using paper plates,
create three plates—one for
breakfast lunch and dinner that
align with the USDA food guide
standards. Cut out a picture of
each food item from a grocery
store flyer, magazine, or internet
and glue the pictures of the food
to the appropriate section of the
plate. Label each plate with the
quantity of each item. For proper
portion sizes visit www.choosemyplate.gov. Finished plates should
be neat, legible, and creatively presented.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Reflection Paragraph: Attach a one paragraph reflection on your current eating habits to the back of one of your plates.
; Do you currently eat according to the USDA food guide
; What recommendations would you make to your diet to
better fit the guidelines?
; What action steps can you reasonably implement to eat
Excellent Good Unsatisfactory
Excelled at All food groups Only able to Application
Bringing together accurately labeling identified all but correctly label a few the information food groups and only one or two of of the food groups learned to see the serving sizes the food groups and that comprise the completed product recommended for can identify the entire food Guide
each food group. serving sizes of and has difficulty
food items. identifying the
serving sizes of the
Presented Food Presented Food Basic plate design. Creativity &
Guide in an original Guide in a Some information is Neatness
Personalized way. Used many presentable way. accurate however MyPlate shows different food items, Information is plates lack thought effort, originality colors and mostly accurate and and creativity.
and creativity. illustrative understandable.
techniques. Food Lacks some
Guide is concise originality and
accurate and easy to creativity.
Assessment of Assessment of Some assessment of Reflection
Personal reflection personal nutrition is personal nutrition is personal nutrition is
on current eating honest, and specific made but lacking made but is vague or habits with recommendations either specific recommendations recommendations to are made along with recommendations or and action plan fit food guide and reasonable action reasonable action missing or
reasonable steps to plan. plan. unacceptable.
take to get on track.
Total Score: __________