Food Guide Pyramid


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Food Guide Pyramid

Recommendations developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for planning a balanced diet. Foods are divided into six groups: bread, cereal, rice, and pasta; fruits; vegetables; milk, yogurt, and cheese; meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts; and fats, oils, and sweets. The guide recommends the number of servings for each food group, and suggests that regular physical activity is an important part of nutritional health.

Food Guide Pyr·a·mid

(fūd gīd pir'ă-mid)
U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for sound nutrition that emphasize grains, vegetables, and fruits and downplay food sources high in animal protein, lipids, and dairy products.
Synonym(s): MyPyramid.
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