Rate Your Plate

Choose Sometimes, Never or Usually to answer the following questions:

  • Consider nutrition when making food choices?
  • Avoid skipping meals?
  • Eat a variety of foods?
  • Eat 3 or more whole grains daily?
  • Eat at least 2 cups of vegetables daily?
  • Eat at least 1 cup of fruit daily?
  • Consume at least 2 cups of  low fat milk or yogurt, or 2 oz cheese daily?
  • Choose lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu?)
  • Drink plenty of water?
  • Go easy on higher-fat foods?
  • Eat sweets after every meal?


Score

Usually = 2 points; Sometimes = 1 point; Never = 0 points. If you scored…

  • 18 or more points….Healthful eating seems to be your fitness habit already. Still, look for ways to stick to a healthful eating plan — and to make a “good thing” even better.
  • 11 to 17 points….You’re on track. A few easy changes could help you make your overall eating plan healthier.
  • 5 to 10 points.…Sometimes you eat smart — but not often enough to be your healthiest.
  • 0 to 4 points.…For your good health, you’re wise to rethink your overall eating style.

 

Resource: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/food_health/education_resources/EFNEP/fact_sheets/EFNEP++Fact+Sheets++Rate+Your+Plate.htm

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