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FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID

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Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Food Guide Pyramid is a description of what to eat each day based on the Dietary Guidelines.  It is not a rigid prescription but a general guide that helps you choose a healthful diet that's right for you.  The pyramid calls for eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients you need and at the same time the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight.  Use the pyramid to help you eat better every day.  Start at the pyramid base with plenty of breads, cereals, rice, pasta, vegetables, and fruits.  Add 2-3 servings from the milk group and 2-3 servings from the meat group.  Oils and sweets are at the top of the pyramid.
 
This information was provided by and is available in publication from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP).  Check out thier website at www.cnpp.usda.gov 

Michigan Team Nutrition Website

Arabic Food Guide Pyramid
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Provided by the USDA and DHHS

Spanish Food Guide Pyramid
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Provided by USDA and DHHS

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click here to visit the USDA website

Fats, Oils, Sweets

The Dairy Group

Meat & Protein Group

The Fruit Group

The Vegetable Goup

The Bread and Cereal Group

Glossary of Terms

Click on the links above to learn more about each of the food groups displayed in the Food Guide Pyramid.