The MyPlate food plan was developed several years ago for the general population. A variation was made for children and another one for older adults. The older adult version looks very similar to the original plan with a few minor changes. It has some very specific messages to older adults.1. Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables using fresh, frozen, pre-peeled fresh, dried or canned options.2. Use alternates to salt like other spices. Also select low-sodium items such as canned vegetables.3. Older adults should select a variety of whole, en-riched and fortified grains.4. Beans, tofu, fish and lean meat are good protein sources.5. Fat choices should be vegetable oils and soft spreads.6. The message to drink water and other beverages is important because of age-related decline in thirst.7. Older Adults need regular physical activity.