How to use the Healthy Eating Plate

I get clients to use the Healthy Eating Plate a lot. And a common question I get asked is “How do I use the Healthy Eating Plate?”

Healthy Eating Plate
Healthy Eating Plate

One of the simple ways I get them to use it is like this:

  1. Look at the meal on your plate.
  2. Map the different types of food onto the Healthy Eating Plate.
  3. See if there are food groups missing from your meal, or if the proportions are way out.
  4. Decide how you can improve your meal the next time you make it.

It is as simple as that! Of course, there are other ways it can be used, and depending on the person and the situation, I might use different methods, but the above steps work for most of the people, most of the time.

Why not give it a go yourself?