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• Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
• Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and
• Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
See http://www.mypyramid.gov/ for more details
The one challenge I continue to have with the USDA guidelines is that they consistently base guidance on 2,000 calorie a day. Though this may be technically an accurate “average” – don’t forget that’s for every adult from 120-320 lbs! So as you might guess, it’s not a very good guideline to use this average especially if you are a female.
But your in luck! There is also on this site a very handy tool to build your own daily recommendations http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx. Wow! This is not your Mother’s pyramid!