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TABLE J-2 MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns

Food

Intake Pattern for the Following Calorie Level:

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 cup

1 cup

1.5 cups

1.5 cups

1.5 cups

2 cups

2 cups

2 cups

2 cups

2.5 cups

2.5 cups

2.5 cups

Vegetables

1 cup

1.5 cups

1.5 cups

2 cups

2.5 cups

2.5 cups

3 cups

3 cups

3.5 cups

3.5 cups

4 cups

4 cups

Dark green vegetables

1 c/wk

1.5 c/wk

1.5 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

Orange vegetables

0.5 c/wk

1 c/wk

1 c/wk

1.5 c/wk

2 c/wk

2 c/wk

2 c/wk

2 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

Legumes

0.5 c/wk

1 c/wk

1 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

3 c/wk

3 c/wk

3 c/wk

3 c/wk

3.5 c/wk

3.5 c/wk

3.5 c/wk

3.5 c/wk

Starchy vegetables

1.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

2.5 c/wk

3 c/wk

3 c/wk

6 c/wk

6 c/wk

7 c/wk

7 c/wk

9 c/wk

9 c/wk

Other vegetables

3.5 c/wk

4.5 c/wk

4.5 c/wk

5.5 c/wk

6.5 c/wk

6.5 c/wk

7 c/wk

7 c/wk

8.5 c/wk

8.5 c/wk

10 c/wk

10 c/wk

Grainsa

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

10 oz eq

10 oz eq

10 oz eq

Meats and beans

2 oz eq

3 oz eq

4 oz eq

5 oz eq

5 oz eq

5.5 oz eq

6 oz eq

6.5 oz eq

6.5 oz eq

7 oz eq

7 oz eq

7 oz eq

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 calorie allowance

165

171

171

132

195

267

290

362

410

426

512

648

NOTE: c/wk = cups per week; oz eq = ounce equivalent; tsp = teaspoon.

aGrains 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: US DA, 2005b.



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