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TABLE J-6 Comparison of MyPyramid Food Group Targets with MyPyramid Food Groups in Recommended Meal Patterns for Children 14–18 Years of Age

Food Groupb

2,400-Calorie MyPyramid Pattern for 14–18-Year-Oldsa

Weekly (5-Day) Allowance per Meal

5-Day Weekly Totalf

Breakfast

Lunch/Supper

Snack

2,400-kcal Daily MyPyramid Amts

2,400-kcal 5-Day Weekc MyPyramid Amts

22%d

Patterne

32%

Patterne

7%

Patterne

Fruit (c)

2

10

2.2

2.5

3.2

2.5

0.70

2

11.5

Vegetables (c)

3

15

0

0

4.8

5

1.05

1.5

13

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)

6

4.3

0

0

1.4

1

0.30

0

2

Other (c/wk)

7

5.0

0

0

1.6

2

0.35

1g

6

Grains (oz eq)

8

40

8.8

12

12.8

12.5

2.8

4

45

Meat and beans (oz eq)

6.5

32.5

7.2

6

10.4

12.5

2.3

2

35

Milk (c)

3

15

3.3

5

4.8

5

1.1

1

17

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 = 31 grams/day; discretionary calories = 362 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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