3) The 7-Food Group Plan

The 7-Food Group Plan

    • The 7- food group plan was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1943.The 7 groups together with their nutrient contribution are given in table.
    S.No Food groups Nutrients contributed
    1. Green and yellow vegetables β Carotene (Provitamin A), Ascorbic acid ( vitamin C ) and iron
    2. Oranges, grape fruits, tomatoes or raw cabbage or salad greens Ascorbic acid and lycopene
    3. Potatoes, other vegetables and fruits Vitamins, minerals and fibre
    4. Milk and milk products Calcium, Phosphorus, Proteins and Vitamins
    5. Meat, Poultry, fish and egg Proteins, Phosphorus, Iron and B-Vitamins
    6. Bread, Flour and cereal (Whole grain, enriched or restored) Thiamine, Niacin, Riboflavin, Iron, Carbohydrate and Fibre.
    7. Butter or fortified margarine Vitamin A and Fat
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