2) Five Food Group Plan

Five Food Group Plan

    The nutrition expert group of Indian Council of Medical Research, India suggested a five food group plan and the nutrients supplied by each food group are given in Table.

    Five Food Group Plan (Nutrition Expert Group, I.C.M.R.)
    S.No Food group Nutrients
    1. Protein group
    This includes protein rich foods such as pulses, nuts, milk, meat, fish, eggs etc.
    Rich sources of proteins, minerals and Vitamins.
    2. Fruits and green leafy vegetables
    Papaya, Orange, Mango, Indian gooseberry, Guava etc., and all green leafy vegetables.
    Fair sources of certain vitamins, minerals
    3. Other vegetables
    Beans, Brinjal, Lady finger etc.
    Fair sources of certain vitamins, minerals and fibre
    4. Cereals, roots and tubers,
    Rice, Wheat, maize, ragi, pearl millet etc. potato, tapioca, sweet potato, etc.
    Rich sources of starch-fair to good sources of proteins and certain B-Vitamins.
    5. Fats and oils and pure carbohydrate foods
    Vegetable oils, animal fats, sugar, jaggery, honey, sago, custard powder, starch, etc.
    Rich sources of energy, Vegetable oils are fair sources of essential fatty acids (EFA) and vitamin E.
    Butter is the good source of Vitamin A. Animal fats are rich in cholesterol but poor sources of EFA and Vitamin E.
    Pure carbohydrate foods – rich sources of energy.

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