To My Plate and Beyond

My Plate and Beyond

January 21 - May 14, 2017


Come fly with Max and Munch on a healthy food adventure! 

Meet Max, a 7-year-old learning about MyPlate’s eating guidelines in school. Tonight the MyPlate appears in Max’s dream, and it can fly! So, he and his best pal Munch climb aboard and go off on a healthy food adventure. 

Children can get hands-on in the Supermarket with the Great Grain Grab game and let their voices and feet fly to the sounds of musical raps of healthy choices. Next, soar through the Urban Garden in a rainbow of colors, each one representing a different health benefit. Hungry yet? It’s time to compile your very own plate of food at Drive-through and sit down Restaurants. See how much you’ve learned at the Hot Plate, a life-size game that challenges you to get moving to the music and identify different foods by toe-tapping on footpads.

Max and Munch encounter a variety of displays; each one presents information about the five MyPlate sections: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. First, the flying saucer brings them to a very cool supermarket. Here Max and Munch run around to the five areas of MyPlate - each featuring fun activities. Next stop, a community garden where Max learns that even in an urban setting you can use large containers to grow vegetables in your backyard or on your balcony. From there they spy drive-thru and sit down restaurants; these areas encourage family conversation about making healthy choices when eating out. And for some exercise Max and Munch try their turn on the Hot Plate to see what they’ve learned on their journey so far.

This exhibit provides exciting opportunities to experience hands-on benefits of healthy eating habits! This event is generously sponsored by Via Christi.


 To My Plate and Beyond was organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and made possible through the support of the American Dairy Association and Indiana's Dairy Farm Families. 

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