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You can use the
USDA food guide to make healthy choices about
what you eat. The chart below shows the recommended amounts for adults to eat
from each food group. These amounts are based on a diet of 1,600 to 2,400
calories a day.
For a food guide that shows how much to eat from
each food group based on your specific calorie needs, go to the website www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
1 ounce is
1 cup is equal
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Other Works Consulted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 8th ed. http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/. Accessed January 12, 2016.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMarch 14, 2016
Current as of:
March 14, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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