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food groups

Definition:
A food group is defined as the grouping of food items that have similar caloric and nutrient qualities. According to the USDA, the five major food groups are grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and meat and meat alternatives. A balanced diet should contain something from each of the five major food groups.
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https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/40908
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