The USDA MyPlate daily nutritional guidelines for the number of servings of dairy products we need each day depend on the age of the person. In general, kids 9 years and older up through adults need 3 cups of dairy per day.
In general, 1 cup of milk, yogurt, or soymilk (soy beverage), 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese, or 2 ounces of processed cheese can be considered as 1 cup from the Dairy Group. Under the USDA’s guidelines, eggs are part of the protein group and butter is not considered a dairy product. This chart shows recommended daily milk, cheese, and yogurt servings.
According to the USDA’s new nutritional guidelines for vegetables, daily choices should be selected from among the vegetable subgroups but it is not necessary to eat vegetables from each subgroup daily. However, over a week, try to consume the amounts listed from each subgroup as a way to reach your daily intake recommendation.
In general, 1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable juice, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens can be considered as 1 cup from the Vegetable Group. The chart lists specific amounts that count as 1 cup of vegetables (in some cases equivalents for ½ cup are also shown) towards your recommended intake…
According the the USDA’s new Choose MyPlate nutritional guidelines, most Americans eat enough food from this group, but need to make leaner and more varied selections of these foods.
The USDA’s MyPlate nutritional guidelines for protein. Beans and nuts used to be a separate item on the food pyramid, now they are included under protein in the new MyPlate guidelines.
According to the new USDA MyPlate nutritional guidelines, the amount of grains you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts are listed in the chart. Most Americans consume enough grains, but few are whole grains.
The USDA food suggests Americans cut back on grains. This chart shows what counts as a serving of grains under the new USDA MyPlate nutritional guidelines.
According to the new MyPlate USDA program the amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts are shown in the chart.
The new USDA MyPlate nutritional guidelines for fruit. Chart showing what counts as 1 cup of fruit. Believe it or not 1/2 an apple now = 1 cup of fruit under the new USDA nutritional guidelines.