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What you need to keep you healthy. Food Groups You need each of the 6 food groups every day for best nutrition The groups are Grains Vegetables Fruits.

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1 What you need to keep you healthy

2 Food Groups You need each of the 6 food groups every day for best nutrition The groups are Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk and cheese Oils Meat and beans

3 Grains Grains are breads and cereals Rice and pasta are also from grains Kids need 6 servings a day

4 Vegetables Vegetables are carrots, corn, broccoli, beans, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, and squash You need 2½ cups of vegetables every day

5 Fruits Fruits include apples, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, mangoes, kiwi, pears, peaches, and apricots – but there are many more You need 1 ½ cups of fruit a day

6 Milk and Cheese Milk, yogurt and cheese build strong teeth and bones You need 3 cups or servings a day

7 Meat and Beans Meats and beans build strong muscles and brains Meats can be beef, pork, chicken, fish and more Peanut butter and eggs are in this group, too

8 Oils Butter, margarine, salad dressing and fried foods are mostly oil Oil is good in small amounts - don’t get the large fries!

9 Eat healthy to stay healthy Limit sweets Limit fried and fatty foods Eat lots of veggies and fruit Drink lots of milk Drink lots of water EXERCISE every day Now you’re on your way!


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