Food Pyramid Facts

Food Pyramid Facts
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Based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet

  • Grains: 6 ounces daily
  • Vegetables: 2.5 cups daily
  • Fruits: 2 cups daily
  • Milk: 3 cups daily (kids 2-8, it’s 3 cups daily)
  • Meats & Beans: 5.5 ounces daily

Oils

  • Most fats should be from fish, nuts and vegetable oils
  • Limit solid fats such a butter, margerine or lard
  • Keep consumption of saturated fats, trans fats and sodium low
  • Choose foods low in sugar