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four food groups

Nutrition
Food groups (meat; milk/dairy; fruits and vegetables; cereals and grains) based on a series of nutritional guidelines promulgated in 1956 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which was superseded in 1992 with the publication of the USDA’s Food Pyramid. Each of the four food groups was to represent one-quarter of the foods consumed per day, a recommendation which is no longer tenable.

four food groups

Basic four foods groups Nutrition A series of nutritional guidelines promulgated by the USDA, which divided foods into 4 groups–meat; milk/dairy; fruits and vegetables; cereals and grains; in a balanced diet, each food group would represent14 of the foods consumed/day. See Food groups, Food pyramid, Balanced diet. Cf Five food groups.