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Appendix J
MyPyramid Calorie Levels and Food Intake Patterns

TABLE J-1 MyPyramid Food Intake Pattern Calorie Levels

Males

Females

Age (yr)

Activity Level

Age (yr)

Activity Level

Sedentary

Moderately Active

Active

Sedentary

Moderately Active

Active

2

1,000

1,000

1,000

2

1,000

1,000

1,000

3

1,000

1,000

1,400

3

1,000

1,200

1,400

4

1,200

1,400

1,600

4

1,200

1,400

1,400

5

1,200

1,400

1,600

5

1,200

1,400

1,600

6

1,400

1,600

1,800

6

1,200

1,400

1,600

7

1,400

1,600

1,800

7

1,200

1,600

1,800

8

1,400

1,600

2,000

8

1,400

1,600

1,800

9

1,600

1,800

2,000

9

1,400

1,600

1,800

10

1,600

1,800

2,200

10

1,400

1,800

2,000

11

1,800

2,000

2,200

11

1,600

1,800

2,000

12

1,800

2,200

2,400

12

1,600

2,000

2,200

13

2,000

2,200

2,600

13

1,600

2,000

2,200

14

2,000

2,400

2,800

14

1,800

2,000

2,400

15

2,200

2,600

3,000

15

1,800

2,000

2,400

16

2,400

2,800

3,200

16

1,800

2,000

2,400

17

2,400

2,800

3,200

17

1,800

2,000

2,400

18

2,400

2,800

3,200

18

1,800

2,000

2,400

NOTE: Calorie levels are based on the Estimated Energy Requirements, and activity levels are from the Institute of Medicine report Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients) (IOM, 2002/2005). sedentary = less than 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities; moderately active = at least 30 minutes up to 60 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities; active = 60 or more minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities.



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Appendix J MyPyramid Calorie Levels and Food Intake Patterns TABLE J-1 MyPyramid Food Intake Pattern Calorie Levels Males Females Activity Level Activity Level Age Age Moderately Moderately (yr) (yr) Sedentary Active Active Sedentary Active Active 2 1,000 1,000 1,000 2 1,000 1,000 1,000 3 1,000 1,000 1,400 3 1,000 1,200 1,400 4 1,200 1,400 1,600 4 1,200 1,400 1,400 5 1,200 1,400 1,600 5 1,200 1,400 1,600 6 1,400 1,600 1,800 6 1,200 1,400 1,600 7 1,400 1,600 1,800 7 1,200 1,600 1,800 8 1,400 1,600 2,000 8 1,400 1,600 1,800 9 1,600 1,800 2,000 9 1,400 1,600 1,800 10 1,600 1,800 2,200 10 1,400 1,800 2,000 11 1,800 2,000 2,200 11 1,600 1,800 2,000 12 1,800 2,200 2,400 12 1,600 2,000 2,200 13 2,000 2,200 2,600 13 1,600 2,000 2,200 14 2,000 2,400 2,800 14 1,800 2,000 2,400 15 2,200 2,600 3,000 15 1,800 2,000 2,400 16 2,400 2,800 3,200 16 1,800 2,000 2,400 17 2,400 2,800 3,200 17 1,800 2,000 2,400 18 2,400 2,800 3,200 18 1,800 2,000 2,400 NOTE: Calorie levels are based on the Estimated Energy Requirements, and activity levels are from the Institute of Medicine report Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients) (IOM, 2002/2005). sedentary = less than 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities; moderately active = at least 30 minutes up to 60 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities; active = 60 or more minutes a day of moderate physical activity, in addition to daily activities. 165

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166 TABLE J-2 MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns Intake Pattern for the Following Calorie Level: Food 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 2,200 2,400 2,600 2,800 3,000 3,200 Fruits 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1 cup 1 cup 2 cups 2 cups 2 cups 2 cups cups cups cups cups cups cups Vegetables 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 1 cup 2 cups 3 cups 3 cups 4 cups 4 cups cups cups cups cups cups cups Dark 1.5 1.5 1 c/wk 2 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk green c/wk c/wk vegetables 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 Orange 0.5 2 c/wk 2 c/wk 2 c/wk 2 c/wk 1 c/wk 1 c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk vegetables c/wk Legumes 0.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 1 c/wk 1 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 3 c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk Starchy 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 c/wk 3 c/wk 6 c/wk 6 c/wk 7 c/wk 7 c/wk 9 c/wk 9 c/wk vegetables c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk Other 3.5 4.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 6.5 8.5 8.5 10 10 7 c/wk 7 c/wk vegetables c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk c/wk Grainsa 10 oz 10 oz 10 oz 3 oz eq 4 oz eq 5 oz eq 5 oz eq 6 oz eq 6 oz eq 7 oz eq 8 oz eq 9 oz eq eq eq eq 6.5 6.5 5.5 Meats and 7 oz eq 7 oz eq 7 oz eq 6 oz eq 2 oz eq 3 oz eq 4 oz eq 5 oz eq 5 oz eq oz eq oz eq oz eq beans Milk 2 cups 2 cups 2 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups 3 cups Oils 3 tsp 4 tsp 4 tsp 5 tsp 5 tsp 6 tsp 6 tsp 7 tsp 8 tsp 8 tsp 10 tsp 11 tsp Discretionary 165 171 171 132 195 267 290 362 410 426 512 648 calorie allowance NOTE: c/wk = cups per week; oz eq = ounce equivalent; tsp = teaspoon. a Grains should include a minimum of three 1-ounce servings of whole grains, and for those with daily food intakes of greater than 1,600 calories, half of grains should be whole grains. SOURCE: USDA, 2005b.