Monitoring Risk & Health Behaviors
- Food Sources
- Food groups
Table 1. Distribution of servings among subgroups within MyPyramid major food groups, among US Children & Adolescents (ages 2–18), 2003–2004 NHANESa
|Food group||% Current Intake||% Recommendedb|
|Whole fruit||42.8||≥ 50|
|Meat and Beans|
a: NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
b: From the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
c: For example, broccoli, romaine, spinach, and collard greens.
d: For example, carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.
e: For example lentils, cooked dried peas, and beans.
f: Legumes are included in both the Vegetable group and the Meat and Beans group so that the relative proportion can be determined within both food groups. In the Meat and Beans group, servings are adjusted as defined in the MyPyramid Equivalents Database so that 1/4 cup vegetables = 1 ounce equivalent meat and beans.
g: For example, white potatoes, corn, and green peas.
h: For example, tomatoes, onions, and iceberg lettuce.
i: Not applicable: no specific recommendations provided.
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013