In today’s fast-paced world, understanding nutrition and making healthy food choices can often feel overwhelming. However, with the MyPlate Tabletop Display, learning about good nutrition and local food becomes an engaging and enjoyable experience.

(You can see more photos of our tabletop displays in our catalog products under Tabletop Displays.)

What is the MyPlate Tabletop Display?

The MyPlate Tabletop Display is an innovative educational tool designed to help individuals of all ages grasp the essentials of good nutrition based on the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines. But this is no ordinary display. What sets it apart is its interactive nature, featuring magnets with pictures of local foods that users can mix and match to create a nutritionally balanced meal.

Using the MyPlate Tabletop Display is simple and intuitive. The display is divided into the five food groups outlined by the MyPlate guidelines: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Each section provides a space for users to place magnets representing local foods. This hands-on approach encourages users to think critically about their food choices and understand how to build a balanced meal.

Bringing Nutrition Education to Life

  • Educational and Fun: The interactive nature of the display makes learning about nutrition fun and engaging. Users can physically move the magnets around, creating different meal combinations and learning about the nutritional value of various local foods.
  • Promotes Local Foods: By using pictures of local foods, the display helps users appreciate the nutritional benefits of foods grown in their region. This not only supports local farmers but also encourages a connection to the community’s agricultural roots.
  • Encourages Balanced Eating: Following the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines, the display teaches users how to balance their meals with appropriate portions from each food group. This visual and hands-on approach reinforces the importance of a varied diet.
  • Suitable for All Ages: Whether in schools, community centers, or events, the MyPlate Tabletop Display is a versatile educational tool suitable for people of all ages. It’s an excellent resource for teachers, parents, dietitians, and anyone interested in promoting healthy eating habits.

Supporting Local Agriculture

One of the unique features of the MyPlate Tabletop Display is its emphasis on local foods. By incorporating images of foods that are grown and produced locally, the display promotes awareness of local agriculture. This connection to local food sources helps foster a sense of community and supports sustainable food practices.

Journey to Better Nutriton

The MyPlate Tabletop Display is more than just an educational tool; it’s a bridge between understanding good nutrition and appreciating the value of local foods. Its interactive, engaging design makes it a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their nutritional knowledge and make healthier food choices. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a community leader, the MyPlate Tabletop Display can help bring the principles of good nutrition to life in a fun and meaningful way.