Harvard Healthy Eating Plate

The Healthy Eating Plate

Create healthy meals using this visual guide as a blueprint.

A variety of carbohydrates, such as butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, zucchini, and radishes


The type of carbohydrate you eat is more important than the amount.

Three examples of translations of Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate


The Healthy Eating Plate now available in over 20 languages!

Walter Willett

Ask the Expert

Our experts weigh in on common questions and popular topics in nutrition.

Chickpeas, kidney beans, and lentils


All protein isn't alike. Learn which proteins are best for your health.

Cookbook of tomato recipes next to a basket of my fresh garden tomatoes.


Healthy eating begins in the kitchen, whether at home or another venue.

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Quick Tips

Discover simple steps you can take to create a healthier lifestyle.

Olive oil being poured onto salad with tomatoes

Fats and Cholesterol

Focus on eating beneficial fats and avoiding harmful fats.

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Disease Prevention

Type 2 diabetes and heart disease is striking people at younger ages – but prevention is in our power.

Kid's Healthy Eating Plate

Kid's Healthy Eating Plate

A visual guide to encourage to eat well and keep moving.

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Salt and Sodium

The human body needs some sodium but too much can lead to health problems.

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The Nutrition Source Update

A monthly e-newsletter to help you cut through nutrition misinformation and find practical strategies for healthy eating.