Food Guidelines for Good Health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that individuals use the food pyramid for a balanced diet. For a 2,000-calorie diet, follow the recommendations below from each category. -courtesy of the USDA

GRAINS: 6 ounces (3 ounces whole grains) daily

VEGETABLES: 21/2 cups daily

FRUITS: 2 cups daily

MILK: 3 cups low-fat milk products daily

MEAT & BEANS: 5 1/2 ounces daily

FATS, SUGARS AND SALT: Go sparingly

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