Old Food Pyramid

Basic information and images from the prior food pyramid.

Nutrition Instructions

Classic Food Pyramid

Below you will find simple nutrition instructions for the former Food Pyramid Guide.

Guide

Classic Food Pyramid Guide Differences

When choosing a healthy diet, follow the Food Pyramid guidelines developed by USDA and HHS.

♥ Simply select the suggested number of servings from the five basic food groups below.

These food groups are:

♥ Bread, cereal, pasta, and rice.
5-11 servings.

♥ Vegetables.
3-5 servings.

♥ Fruits.
2-4 servings.

♥ Milk, yogurt, and cheese.
3-5 servings.

♥ Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts.
2-3 servings.

A sixth group, fats, oils, and sweets, consists mostly of items that are pleasing to the palate, but high in fat or calories. The guidance given by the USDA is that these should be eaten in moderation or intake should be limited.

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