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food group

A general term for a category of food that shares something in common with other members of the group, which includes:
• Carbohydrates (bread, cereals, rice, oats, pastas); 
• Citrus fruits (grapefruits, lemons, melon, oranges, papaya, strawberries, tomatoes); 
• Dairy products (cheese, milk, yoghurt); 
• Fats (butter and margarine, fish and vegetable oils, animal fats); 
• Green/yellow vegetables (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, green beans, kale, spinach); 
• High-protein foods (eggs, fish, legumes, meat, nuts, poultry); 
• Other fruits and vegetables (apples, bananas, grapes, pineapples; beets, potatoes); 
• Yellow vegetables (carrots, corn, cauliflower).

food group

Nutrition A family of foods in the diet. See Balanced diet, Essential dietary component, Food pyramid, Four food groups, Mineral, Vitamin.
Food groups
Carbohydrates Bread, cereal, rice, oats, pastas
Citrus fruits Grapefruits, lemons, melon, oranges, papaya, strawberries, tomatoes
Dairy products Cheese, milk, yoghurt
Fats Butter, margarine, fish or vegetable oil, animal fat
Green/yellow vegetables Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, green beans, kale, spinach
High protein foods Eggs, fish, legumes, meat, nuts, poultry
Other fruits & vegetables Apples, bananas, grapes, pineapples; beets, potatoes
Yellow vegetables Carrots, corn, cauliflower
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To mark their first anniversary, The Regional Food Group Alliance have launched a new website.
The new site will act as a portal, helping English businesses and individuals to contact the Food Group relevant to their area direct in order to access their available resources and expertise.
A healthy diet means eating foods from all of the food groups -- whole grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and dairy, meats and beans -- because each food group provides its own unique package of nutrients," said Andrea Garen, M.
Department of Agriculture, the American diet does not include enough dairy products, fruits, vegetables or whole grains -- in other words, four of the five food groups.
Vegetables seem to be the lone food group that can safely be consumed by humans - unless, of course, they have been sprayed with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides or butter.
The five food groups were described using pictures and charts and is as follows:
Clients were asked to name additional foods which could also be included in each of the food groups.
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Similar to the four basic food groups for a balanced diet, NAVA is suggesting that retirement planning be thought of in four similar categories - the Four Retirement Food Groups.
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A Peace Conference has been called to work out a compromise between all the food groups, but four of the six Delegates have not arrived at the Food Pyramid.