Food Group Chart Name Food Group Nutrients Health Benefits Best Food sources Grain Group Key Nutrien by chriswallace

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Food Group              Nutrients               Health Benefits          Best Food sources
Grain Group             Key Nutrient:           Provides energy            Whole grain
                        Carbohydrates           (calories).                 breads, rolls,
                          Fiber                 Fiber helps food           Bagels
                                                move through               rice, pasta
                        Other nutrient;         digestive system and       ready to eat
                        *Iron                   prevents constipation.      cereal
                                                                           cooked cereal
Vegetable Group         Key nutrient:           Protects eyes              Orange, yellow and
                        Vitamin A               Helps keep skin             green vegetables
                                                healthy
                        Other nutrients:
                        Fiber
                        Carbohydrates
Fruit Group             Key Nutrient:           Helps keep body cells      Citrus
                        Vitamin C               and tissues strong          fruits(oranges
                                                and healthy.                grapefruit)
                        Other nutrients:
                                                Helps the body heal        Green leafy
                        Fiber
                                                                            vegetables
                        Carbohydrates
                                                                           broccoli spinach
                                                                           cabbage
Fats, oils              Key nutrient:           Carries some vitamins      oil, butter, nuts
                        Fat                     (A,D,E, and K) to your      and seeds, poultry
                                                cells.                      skin, salad
                                                Supplies energy             dressing, some
                                                (calories)                  meat and cheese
Milk Group              Key nutrient:           Helps form strong          milk
                        Calcium                 bones and teeth            yogurt, cheese,
                        Other nutrients:        Helps blood clot           pudding, milkshake
                        Protein
                        Vitamin D
Meat /Beans group       Key nutrient:           Aids growth.                lean meat, fish
                        Protein                 Builds muscles.              poultry
                                                Replaces worn out           eggs
                          Other nutrient:
                                                cells.                      nuts, peanut
                          *Iron-
                                                                             butter
                                                                            cooked dried
                                                                             beans
*iron – helps blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Protects against some forms
of anemia
Water - Helps regulate body temperature, important part of cells and fluids in body.

								
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