Building Blocks of The Pyramid There are six food groups on the pyramid: Grain Fruit Vegetable Meat Milk Other
The Grain Group This group gives us carbohydrates for the energy that we need to keep our bodies running 24 hours a day. Eat at least six servings of this group each day.
What will you find in this group? Bread: white, wheat, bagels, muffins Cereal: hot and cold Pasta: spaghetti, macaroni, noodles Rice Crackers
The Fruit Group This group of foods provide vitamin C to help our bodies heal cuts and bruises and fight infection too ! It also provides vitamin A that helps prevent diseases
Fruit Fiber in fruit also helps us digest our food. Eat at least two servings a day. Apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, pear, kiwi, melons, pineapple, and many more.
The Vegetable Group Vegetables give us vitamin A that keeps our skin healthy. It also contains vitamin C that helps to prevent diseases.
Vegetables Vegetables come in many varieties. Broccoli, corn, peas, green beans, lettuce, celery, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and many more.
The Meat Group Meats help you build strong muscles and it also provides the iron and protein that your body needs. This group gives you the energy to get you through your busy days.
Build muscle with these meat group foods: Beef, pork, chicken and turkey, fish, peanut butter, eggs and nuts.
The Milk Group Did you know that your body has 206 bones that are alive and growing? The milk group helps keep your bones and teeth strong and healthy because they provide calcium. Calcium strengthens bones that are growing.
Milk Products Try some of these products: Milk, yogurt, cheese, pudding, ice cream, cottage cheese and many more!
The Other Group This category is most commonly known as the fats, oils, and junk food. As long as you eat mostly meals and snacks from the five food groups, a few “others” are okay every day.
Junk Food This group contains: – Potato chips, donuts, cakes, cookies, candy, soft drinks, and other salty snacks.
How much should you eat? 6 Grain Group servings 2 Servings from the Fruit Group 3 Vegetable Group servings 2 Meat Group servings 3 Servings from the Milk Group