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TABLE J-7 Comparison of MyPyramid Food Group Targets with MyPyramid Food Groups in Recommended Meal Patterns for Adults ≥ 19 Years of Age

Food Groupc

1,900-Calorie MyPyramid Patterna for Adults ≥ 19 Years Oldsb

Weekly (5-Day) Allowance per Meal

5-Day Weekly Totalg

Breakfast

Lunch/Supper

Snack

1,900-kcal Daily MyPyramid Amts

1,900-kcal 5-Day Weekd MyPyramid Amts

22%e

Patternf

32%

Patternf

7%

Patternf

Fruit (c)

1.75

8.75

1.9

2.5

2.8

2.5

0.61

2

11.5

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

0.5h

5

Grains (oz eq)

6

30

6.6

12

9.6

10

2.1

2

36

Meat and beans (oz eq)

5.25

26.25

5.8

3

8.4

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.

a1,900-calorie pattern based on an average of the 1,800- and 2,000-calorie patterns.

bOil = 25.5 grams/day; discretionary calories = 231 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 percentage 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: 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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