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The USDA uses My Plate as the criteria for eating balanced, nutrient-rich meals, which are to be divided up into healthy portions by food group. My Plate uses a colorful graphic (as seen on the website) to encourage well-balanced meals incorporating a wide variety of foods. Following the philosophy that small changes and improved choices make a positive impact over time, the USDA emphasizes that every bite counts.