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According to USDA, a healthy diet is a balanced diet. In its new USDA recommendation, it stresses one size does not fits all.

new_food_pyramid.gifFor example, a typical male, age 38 and his physical activity is less than 30 Minutes a day:

The recommended daily balance diet is:

 

 

Food Quantity 8 ounces Vegetables 3 cups Fruits 2 cups 2 cups Milk 3 cups Meet & Beans 6.5 ounces

Food Grains Quantity
Grains 8 ounces
Vegetables 3 cups
Fruits 2 cups 2 cups
Milk 3 cups
Meet & Beans 6.5 ounces

Other recommendations include: Make Half Your Grains Whole - Aim for at least 4 whole grains a day, Vary Your Veggies.

Aim for this much every week:

Dark Green Vegetables = 3 cups weekly Orange Vegetables = 2 cups weekly
Dry Beans & Peas = 3 cups weekly
Starchy Vegetables = 6 cups weekly
Other Vegetables = 7 cups weekly
Oils & Discretionary Calories
Aim for 7 teaspoons of oils a day
Limit your extras (extra fats & sugars) to 360 Calories

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