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TABLE J-4 Comparison of MyPyramid Food Group Targets with MyPyramid Food Groups in Recommended Meal Patterns for Children 1 Year of Age

Food Groupb

1,000-Calorie MyPyramid Pattern for 1-Year-Oldsa

Weekly (5-Day) Allowance per Meal

5-Day Weekly Totalf

Breakfast

Lunch/Supper

Snack

1,000-kcal Daily MyPyramid Amts

1,000-kcal 5-Day Weekc MyPyramid Amts

20%d

Patterne

26%

Patterne

14%

Patterne

Fruit (c)

1

5

1.0

1.25

1.3

1.25

0.70

1

5.75

Vegetables (c)

1

5

0

0

1.3

1.25

0.70

0.25

3

Dark green (c/wk)

1

0.7

0

0

0.19

0.25

0.10

0

0.5

Orange (c/wk)

0.5

0.4

0

0

0.09

0.25

0.05

0.125

0.75

Dry beans (c/wk)

0.5

0.4

0

0

0.09

0.125

0.05

0

0.25

Starchy (c/wk)

1.5

1.1

0

0

0.28

0.25

0.15

0

0.5

Other (c/wk)

4

2.9

0

0

0.74

0.375

0.40

0.125g

1

Grains (oz eq)

3

15

3.0

3.5

3.9

2.5

2.1

1

10.5

Meat and beans (oz eq)

2

10

2.0

1.5

2.6

2.5

1.4

1

8.5

Milk (c)

2

1 0

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. For consistency within the table, decimals, instead of fractions, are used in tables comparing MyPyramid pattern amounts and recommended CACFP 5-day meal patterns.

aOil = 15 grams/day; discretionary calories = 165 kcal/day.

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

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

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

eAmounts in the meal pattern for each meal.

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

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

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



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