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  » Diet Information  »  Guide to good eating

FOOD GROUP

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF SERVINGS

CHILD

TEENAGER

ADULT

PREGNANT WOMAN

LACTATING WOMAN

Milk
1 cup milk, plain yogurt, or buttermilk
1 ½ slices (1 ½ ounces) cheddar cheese*
1 cup pudding
1 3/4 cups ice cream
2 cups cottage cheese*

34244

Meat
2 ounces cooked lean meat, fish, poultry, or protein equivalent
2 eggs
2 slices (2 ounces) cheddar cheese*
1 cup dried beans, peas
4 tablespoons peanut butter

22232

Fruit-Vegetable
½ cup cooked or juice
1 cup raw
Portion commonly served (such as a medium-size apple or banana)

44444

Grain
Whole grain, fortified, enriched
1 slice bread
1 cup ready-to-eat cereal
½ cup cooked cereal, pasta, grits

44444

Note: "Others" complement but do not replace foods from the basic four good groups. Amounts should be determined by individual caloric needs.
* Count cheese as serving of milk or meat, not both simultaneously.
Source: Data from National Dairy Council, Rosemont IL 60018.