Recommended Food Servings Based on Calories

Visual representations of the recommended daily servings in a food group are seen throughout the world.   Whether it be the old food pyramid or the new MyPlate, we’ve all learned about the standard daily servings in each food group.  However, these graphs tend to be one-size-fits all recommendations.

What if you want to employ a lower calorie diet in order to meet weight loss goals?

The chart below illustrates the daily servings, in relation to caloric goals, recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

daily servings in food group



Carly Getz

About Carly Getz

My #HealthyMe is to take control of my health. Genetics are never the only piece of the puzzle, and I can't keep using them as my scapegoat. This year, I will work towards being an active patient, taking ownership of the top factors I can control – oral health habits, exercise, nutrition and stress.
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