MyPlate is part of a larger communications initiative based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting. For a balanced diet that includes all the food groups in good proportions, you can find recommendations based on your age, gender and activity level at www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Eggs are included in the Protein Foods Group. One egg equals one ounce of lean meat, poultry, fish or seafood. (Three egg yolks = 1 ounce, 3 egg whites = 2 ounces).