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TABLE 10-1 Comparison of MyPyramid Food Group Targets with MyPyramid Food Groups in Recommended Meal Patterns for Children 2–4 Years of Age

 

1,300-Calorie MyPyramid Patterna for 2–4-Year-Oldsb

Weekly (5-Day) Allowance per Meal

5-Day Weekly Totalg

Breakfast

Lunch/Supper

Snack

Food Groupc

1,300-kcal Daily MyPyramid Amts

1,300-kcal 5-Day Weekd MyPyramid Amts

20%e

Patternf

26%

Patternf

14%

Patternf

Fruit (c)

1.25

6.25

1.25

2.5

1.63

2.5

0.88

1

9.5

Vegetables (c)

1.5

7.5

0

0

2.0

2.5

1.1

0.5

6

Dark green (c/wk)

1.5

1.1

0

0

0.28

0.5

0.15

0

1

Orange (c/wk)

1

0.7

0

0

0.19

0.5

0.10

0.25

1.5

Dry beans (c/wk)

1

0.7

0

0

0.19

0.25

0.10

0

0.5

Starchy (c/wk)

2.5

1.8

0

0

0.46

0.5

0.25

0

1

Other (c/wk)

4.5

3.2

0

0

0.84

0.75

0.45

0.25h

2

Grains (oz eq)

4.5

22.5

4.5

7

5.9

5

3.2

2

21

Meat and beans (oz eq)

3.5

17.5

3.5

3

4.6

5

2.5

2

17

Milk (c)

2

10

2.0

2.5

2.6

2.5

1.4

1

9.5

NOTES: Amts = amounts; c = cup; kcal = calories; oz eq = ounce equivalent; wk = week. The comparison of MyPyramid food group targets with the MyPyramid food groups in the recommended meal patterns for children ages 1 year, 5–13 years, 14–18 years, and adults are located in Appendix J, Tables J-4 through J-7. For consistency within the table, decimals, instead of fractions, are used in tables comparing MyPyramid pattern amounts and recommended CACFP 5-day meal patterns.

a1,300-calorie pattern based on an average of the 1,200- and 1,400-calorie patterns.

bOil = 17 grams/day; discretionary calories = 171 kcal/day.

cSee Appendix Table H-1 for a list of foods in the MyPyramid food groups and subgroups.

dDaily MyPyramid amounts multiplied by 5 to represent goals for a 5-day week.

eProportional amount in each meal, based on the percent of calories in the meal; vegetables are not required at breakfast.

fAmounts in the meal pattern for each meal.

gTotal MyPyramid amounts are calculated as follows: breakfast + lunch + supper + two snacks.

hThe other vegetables served at snack are to be non-starchy vegetables only.

SOURCE: MyPyramid patterns from Britten et al., 2006.



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