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Table 1 Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern for calorie levels ranging from 1000 to 1400 per day

From: Usual food intakes of 2- and 3-year old U.S. children are not consistent with dietary guidelines

Food Group 1000 Calories 1200 Calories 1400 Calories
Vegetablesa 1 cup 1.5 cup 1.5 cup
Dark green vegetablesa,b 0.07 cup 0.14 cup 0.14 cup
Red and orange vegetablesa,b 0.36 cup 0.43 cup 0.43 cup
Legumesa,b 0.07 cup 0.07 cup 0.07 cup
Starchy vegetablesa,b 0.29 cup 0.5 cup 0.5 cup
Other vegetablesa,b 0.21 cup 0.36 cup 0.36 cup
Fruitsa 1 cup 1 cup 1.5 cup
Grainsc 3 oz. 4 oz. 5 oz.
Whole grainsc 1.5 oz. 2 oz. 2.5 oz.
Refined grainsc 1.5 oz. 2 oz. 2.5 oz.
Dairyd 2 cups 2.5 cups 2.5 cups
Protein foodse 2 oz. 3 oz. 4 oz.
Seafoode,f 0.43 oz. 0.57 oz. 0.86 oz.
Meats, poultry, eggse,f 1.43 oz. 2 oz. 2.71 oz.
Nuts, seeds, soy productse,f 0.29 oz. 0.29 oz. 0.43 oz.
Oils 15 g 17 g 17 g
Limit on Discretionary Caloriesg 150 kcal 100 kcal 110 kcal
  1. Source: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ [10], Table A3-1
  2. Note: The 1000 cal food pattern was used as the reference pattern in the analysis
  3. aRecommended intakes of fruits and vegetables are expressed in cup equivalents. A cup equivalent of fruit or vegetable is equal to 1 cup of raw or cooked fruit or vegetable, 1 cup of juice, 2 cups of leafy salad greens or ½ cup dried fruit or vegetable. Recommendations state that at least half of fruit servings should come from whole fruits
  4. bRecommended intakes for vegetable subgroups are expressed as cup equivalents per week in the Dietary Guidelines. Weekly recommendations were converted to daily recommendations for this analysis by dividing by 7
  5. cRecommended intakes of grains and whole grains are expressed in ounce equivalents. An ounce equivalent of grains is equal to ½ cup of cooked rice, pasta, or cereal, a 1-oz slice of bread, or 1 oz of ready-to-eat cereal (about 1 cup of flaked cereal)
  6. dRecommended intake of dairy is expressed in cup equivalents. A cup equivalent of dairy is equal to 1 cup of milk, yogurt or fortified soy milk, 1.5 oz. of natural cheese, or 2 oz. of processed cheese
  7. eRecommended intake of protein foods is expressed in ounce equivalents. An ounce equivalent is equal to 1 oz of lean meat, poultry or seafood, 1 egg, ¼ cup cooked beans or tofu, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, or ½ ounce nuts or seeds
  8. fRecommended intakes for protein subgroups are expressed as ounce equivalents per week in the Dietary Guidelines. Weekly recommendations were converted to daily recommendations for this analysis by dividing by 7
  9. gDiscretionary calories may include calories from added sugars, added refined starches, solid fats or additional amounts from other food groups