Nutritional pyramid for kids

A Daily Guide for 2- to 8-Year-Olds.

  Grains – Make half your grains whole

  • Look for the word “whole” in front of the grain name on the list of ingredients
  Vegetables – Vary your vegetables

  • Eat more dark vegetables
  • Eat more orange vegetables
  • Eat more dry beans and peas
  Fruits – Focus on fruits

  • Eat a variety of fruits
  • Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit
  • Go easy on fruit juices
  Oils – Know your fats

  • Make most of your fat sources from fish, nuts, and vegetable oils
  • Limit solid fats like butter, stick margarine, shortening, and lard
  Milk – Get your calcium-rich foods

  • Go low-fat or fat-free
  • If you don’t or can’t consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources
  Meat & Beans – Go lean on protein

  • Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry
  • Bake it, broil it, or grill it
  • Vary your sources with more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.