Color Bar

BOX 2

WHAT COUNTS AS A SERVING?*

Grain Products Group (bread, cereal, rice, and pasta)

Vegetable Group

Fruit Group

Milk Group (milk, yogurt, and cheese)

Meat and Beans Group (meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts)


* Some foods fit into more than one group. Dry beans, peas, and lentils can be counted as servings in either the meat and beans group or vegetable group. These "cross over" foods can be counted as servings from either one or the other group, but not b oth. Serving sizes indicated here are those used in the Food Guide Pyramid and based on both suggested and usually consumed portions necessary to achieve adequate nutrient intake. They differ from serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts Label, which reflect portions usually consumed.


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