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TABLE J-5 Comparison of MyPyramid Food Group Targets with MyPyramid Food Groups in Recommended Meal Patterns for Children 5–13 Years of Age

 

1,800-Calorie MyPyramid Pattern for 5–13-Year-Oldsa

Weekly (5-Day) Allowance per Meal

5-Day Weekly Totalf

 

Breakfast

Lunch/Supper

Snack

Food Groupb

1,800-kcal Daily MyPyramid Amts

1,800-kcal 5-Day Weekc MyPyramid Amts

22%d

Patterne

32%

Patterne

7%

Patterne

Fruit (c)

1.5

7.5

1.7

2.5

2.4

2.5

0.53

1

9.5

Vegetables (c)

2.5

12.5

0

0

4.0

5

0.88

1

12

Dark green (c/wk)

3

2.1

0

0

0.69

1

0.15

0

2

Orange (c/wk)

2

1.4

0

0

0.46

0.5

0.10

0.5

2

Dry beans (c/wk)

3

2.1

0

0

0.69

0.5

0.15

0

1

Starchy (c/wk)

3

2.1

0

0

0.69

1

0.15

0

2

Other (c/wk)

6.5

4.6

0

0

1.5

2

0.33

0.5g

5

Grains (oz eq)

6

30

6.6

9.5

9.6

10

2.1

2

33.5

Meat and beans (oz eq)

5

25

5.5

3

8.0

10

1.8

2

27

Milk (c)

3

15

3.3

3.75

4.8

5

1.1

1

15.75

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 = 24 grams/day; discretionary calories = 195 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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