How well is your diet?

24 Mar

How much do you know about the USDA food Pyramid?  There are five food groups, and every day we are supposed to eat something from each group.  The five groups are Grains, Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy, and Protein Foods.  Following are the five groups and just a couple of the suggested foods for each.

Grains- Make half your grains whole.

Whole Grains- whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, brown rice

Refined Grains- cornbread, grits, pasta

Vegetables- Vary your veggies


Dark green vegetables- bok choy, romaine lettuce, turnip greens

Orange vegetables- butternut squash, carrots, pumpkin

Dry beans and peas- kidney beans, soy beans, black eyed peas

Starchy vegetables- corn, green peas, potatoes

Other vegetables- Artichokes, cabbage, onions

Fruit Focus on fruits






fruit cocktail


100% Fruit juice

Dairy- Get your calcium-rich foods




Milk-based desserts– puddings and frozen yogurt

Cheese- parmesan, ricotta, american

Protein Foods- Go lean with protein



Meats- beef, pork, liver

Poultry- chicken, duck, turkey

Dry beans and peas- lentils, tofu, garden burgers

Nuts & seeds- hazelnuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds

Fish- salmon, shrimp, clams

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2 Responses to “How well is your diet?”

  1. Laila December 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Like and try to use all this groups

    • Hershey December 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

      Hi Laila I know that I personally try to have a well balanced diet.

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