How to Eat Smart Using the Food Guide Pyramid

  • Fats and sweets: Eat only small amounts of these foods.
  • Dairy: Eat 2 or 3 servings of foods such as low-fat or skim milk, cheese, and yogurt every day.
  • Protein: Eat 2 or 3 servings of lean meat, skinless poultry, fish, dried beans and peas, eggs, nuts, and seeds every day.
  • Fruits: Eat 2 to 4 servings of fresh fruits daily.
  • Vegetables: Eat 3 to 5 servings of fresh vegetables every day.
  • Grains: Eat 6 to 11 servings of whole grain bread, cereal, rice, or pasta every day.

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