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.