Food Pyramid

Recommended Daily Food Servings

This chart is an outline on what you should eat daily based on the dietary guidelines:

  • 6-11 Servings from the Bread, Pasta, Cereal & Rice Group
  • 2-4 Servings from the Fruit Group
  • 3-5 Servings from the Vegetable Group
  • 2-3 Servings from the Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs and Nut Group
  • 2-3 Servings from the Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group
  • Fats, Oils & Sweets – Sparingly
What is a serving? (examples) Amount
Bread, Pasta, Cereal & Rice Group:
Bread 1 slice
Ready to eat cereal 1 ounce
Cooked cereal, rice or pasta 1/2 cup
Fruit Group:
Medium Apple, Banana, or Orange 1
Chopped, Cooked or Canned Fruit 1/2 cup
Fruit Juice 3/4 cup
Vegetable Group:
Raw Leafy Vegetables 1 cup
Other Vegetables, Cooked or Chopped Raw 1/2 cup
Vegetable Juice 3/4 cup
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nut Group:
Cooked Lean Meat, Poultry or Fish 2-3 ounces
Cooked Dry Beans 1/2 cup
Egg 1
Peanut Butter 4-6 tbsp
Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group:
Milk or Yogurt 1 cup
Natural Cheese 1 1/2 oz
Processed Cheeses 2 ounces