Table 1: Composition of food groups.

Food groupCompositionRecommended daily servings based on the food guide pyramid

DairyMilk
Cheese
Yogurt
2-3

FruitsFruits (excluding juices)2–4

VegetablesStarchy vegetables (potatoes)
Green leafy vegetables
Lettuce, tomato
3–5

Meats/proteinsLegumes
Meats
Eggs
Fish and shell fish
2-3

GrainsPasta
Tortilla
Bread
Cereal
Snacks
6–11