Food Groups

Food groups are foods sorted by certain nutritional and physical aspects. The groups are used as a guide for nutritional tracking.

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Food Groups

What is the difference between nutrients and food groups?

Nutrients are what you get out of food, like vitamins and minerals. Food groups are what groups foods are placed in, such as grains and dairy.

Food Groups

What food group does Tapioca pudding belong?

Tapioca is actually a starch extracted from the root of the plant cassava, however, tapioca pudding is made from a mix of the starch tapioca and either milk or coconut milk. So, while tapioca would be considered part of the starch (bread) food group, tapioca pudding is part of the dairy food group.

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What food group does butter belong too?

Most people don't know this- but butter belongs to the 'fats and oils' food group.

Food Groups

What four different food groups make up a balanced diet?

In fact, there are seven different food groups to follow a balanced diet:

  • carbohydrates
  • protein
  • dairy
  • fats
  • vitamins
  • fibre
  • minerals
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Cornflour and Cornstarch

Which food group does cornstarch belong to?

the oil group. corn starch is obviously a starch... so it belongs to the oils.

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What food group does watermelon belong to?

Watermelon is a fruit.

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Do people eat chicken feet?

Yes in China they are considered a delicacy.

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What food group does bread fall under?


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What comes in groups of six?

points on the Star of David



sides on hexagons

vertices/corners on hexagons

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Why tomato and chili are called fruit?

I don't know about chili, but a tomato is called a fruit because it has seeds.

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What food group does chocolate go in to?

According to the food pyramid, chocolate falls under sweets and oils.

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What food group are crackers in the food group?

Breads and grains.

Food Groups

What are the 5 most important food groups?

Fruits,Vegetables,Grains,Meats and Beans,and Dairy.

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How does the food pyramid diet work?

The food pyramid diet is the recommended method of eating that entails referring to an FDA-approved pyramid-shaped rood diagram. This diagram breaks down the type and amount of foods a person should eat into categories. The color-coded categories give information about each category and the range (based on that person's weight and dieting goals) of calories that person should take in per day.

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What food group would chips be in?

Chips are a starch, or grain which would be in the bottom of the old food pyramid or the orange section of the new pyraamid. They also may be classified as a junk food, depending.

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What are the 3 basic food groups and their examples?

The 3 basic food groups are as follows:

1. Energy foods (energy-giving): Carbohydrates- wheat, rice, corn, fats or lipids .

2. Body-building foods: Proteins- soy, meat, poultry, seafood.

3. Protective foods (regulating): Vitamins & Minerals- All fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products.

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Food Groups

What are the basic food groups in food?





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Fats, Oils and Sugars
dairy, fruit, vegetables, grains, meat/poultry
the three basic food groups are:
Go foods - energy
grow foods - protein
glow foods
The food guide pyramind, as developed by the US Department of Agriculture, has four tiers: 1st tier/ the top tier includes: fats, oils & sweets - use sparingly 2nd tier - milk, yogurt & cheese/meat, poultry & fish - 2-3 servings per day 3rd tier- veggies & fruits - 2-5 servings per day 4th tier/bottom tier- the bread, cereal, rice, & pasta group - 6-11 servings per day By the way, this food pyramid is undergoing review at this time.

Food Groups

What food group do cereal bars belong to?

They belong in the food group that cereal bars belong in, whatever it is.

Food Groups

What are the basic food groups?

The food guide pyramind, as developed by the US Department of Agriculture, has four levels:

1. Fats, Oils and Sweets

2. The Dairy Group and the Meat Group

3. Fruits and Vegetables

4. The Grain Group

1. Top level, includes: fats, oils and sugars - use sparingly

2. Second level: dairy - milk, yogurt and cheese; meat, poultry & fish - two to three servings per day

3. Third level: vegetables and fruits - two to five servings per day

4. Bottom level: bread, cereal, rice, and pasta - six to eleven servings per day

The USDA constantly reviews the food pyramid as new data on health and nutrition becomes available all the time.

See link below for more information.

Food Groups

What food group does peanut butter belong in?

it belongs in the meat category because it is a meat substitute.

Food Groups

What food group do chitterlings belong in?

Chitterlings (also called chitlins) are the small intestines of pigs. They are usually fried or steamed. They are in the meat food group.

Food Groups

What food group does mushrooms go in?

A mushroom isn't in any food group, but if it had a food group it would be fungus.

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Food Groups

Why is food pyramid triangular in shape?

Answer in short

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What food group are vegetables in?

Fruit & Veg

There are other good groups such as:



Sugars and Dairy.


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