Information About Nutrition Pyramid
The Nutrition Pyramid suggests optimal nutrition guidelines for each food category, per day, using a mnemonic graphic of a pyramid with horizontal dividing lines, to represent suggested percentages of the daily diet for each food group.
Food Groups according to the Nutrition Pyramid
Eating from the nutrition pyramid food groups consistently and with a large variety is the most appropriate path to health that one can do.
Eat at least 3 ounces of whole grain bread, cereals, crackers, rice, or pasta every day.
Eat more dark green vegetables
Eat more orange vegetables
Eat more dry beans and peas
Eat a variety of fruits
Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit
Go for fruit juice
Make most of your fat sources from fish, nuts, and vegetable oils
Limit solid fats like butter, stick, margarine, shortening, and lard
Meat & Beans:
Choose low fat or lean meats and poultry
Bake it, broil it, or grill it
Vary your choices with more fish, beans, peas, nuts and seeds
Go low-fat or fat-free
If you don’t or can’t consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources