Table 1.

Recommended Number of Servings From Each Food Group for Three Levels of Energy Intake*

Food GroupEnergy Level
6.7 mJ
(1600 kcal)
9.2 mJ
(2200 kcal)
11.7 mJ
(2800 kcal)
Grain (servings)6911
Vegetable (servings)345
Fruit (servings)234
Dairy (servings)2–32–32–3
Meat (ounces)567
  • * From the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

  • Dairy recommendation is not energy-based.