NCES, Inc. Perfect plate for teaching people with diabetes and pre-diabetes what a portion size is. This plate highlights all the major food groups and indicates which food groups count towards their carbohydrate servings for the day. It also highlights the importance of exercise daily and how it helps control blood sugars. Plate Shows: ½ plate as non-starchy vegetables, ¼ plate as lean meat or meat substitutes, and ¼ plate as starchy food all while not leaving out the importance of low-fat dairy products, fruits, and healthy fats. Gives samples of what foods are included in each food group. 9” Dishwasher safe, melamine plate, 2013.