Food Pyramid -
Recommended Daily Food Servings

This chart is an outline one what you should eat daily based on the dietary guidelines:

What is a serving? (examples) Amount
Bread, Pasta, Cereal & Rice Group:
Bread 1 slice
Ready to eat cereal 1 ounce
Cooked cereal, rice or pasta 1/2 cup
Fruit Group:
Medium Apple, Banana, or Orange 1
Chopped, Cooked or Canned Fruit 1/2 cup
Fruit Juice 3/4 cup
Vegetable Group:
Raw Leafy Vegetables 1 cup
Other Vegetables, Cooked or Chopped Raw 1/2 cup
Vegetable Juice 3/4 cup
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nut Group:
Cooked Lean Meat, Poultry or Fish 2-3 ounces
Cooked Dry Beans 1/2 cup
Egg 1
Peanut Butter 4-6 tbsp
Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group:
Milk or Yogurt 1 cup
Natural Cheese 1 1/2 oz
Processed Cheeses 2 ounces

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