Tracking My Servings From Each Food Group

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Logo from ChooseMyPlate.gov showing plate with healthy portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, and protein

Keeping a food record can help you know what you're eating from each food group. The goal for most people is to:footnote 1

  • Make half the plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Try to eat whole grains.
  • Eat lean proteins, such as seafood, lean meat, eggs, and beans.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

If you aren't yet at this goal, it's okay. See where you are, and set small goals to get there. (For a personal food guide, go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.)

My food record

Sunday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Monday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Tuesday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Wednesday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Thursday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Friday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

Saturday

  • Fruits and veggies:
  • Grains:
  • Protein:
  • Dairy:
  • Water:
  • Other:

References

Citations

  1. 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.

Credits

Current as of: May 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator




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