Table 1.

Food Group Classification for Foods*

Milk
Whole milk
Low fat and skim milks
Other dairy
Cream
Yogurt
Cheese
Ice cream
Other dairy
Fats
Butter
Margarine
Oils and dressings
Other fats
Fruit
Citrus fruit and citrus juice
Other whole fruit
Juice and juice drinks
Other fruit juices
Juice drinks
Vegetables
Orange vegetables
Dark green vegetables
Tomatoes
Other vegetables
Potatoes
White potatoes
Nuts and beans
Beans
Soybeans, tofu
Nuts and nut butters
Chicken, eggs, and fish
Chicken
Eggs
Fish
Red meats
Beef
Pork
Lamb
Processed meats
Grain
Cold cereal
Hot cereal
White bread
Wheat bread
Rice
Pasta
Other grains
Pizza and salty snacks
Pizza
Salty snacks and chips
Sweets
Baked sweets
Candy
Sugar
Sodas
Soda pops
Diet drinks
Coffee/tea
  • * Two of the original 47 food groups—soups and miscellaneous—were not included in the final 15 food group categories. Together they accounted for 1.4% of average daily energy intake of children.