Foods Groups

Dairy, Protein, Fruits, Veggies, Grains

Dairy foods

  • cheese
  • milk
  • yogurt
  • butter
  • whipped cream
  • ice cream
  • sour cream
  • eggs
  • calcium-Fortified foods
  • pudding
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Nutrients and Minerals

  • calcium
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin D

The Dairy foods are usually stored in the fridge. You select Dairy Foods usually by checking their expiration dates. Sometimes the smell or the way they look can also help you select them.

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Protein Foods

  • beef
  • chicken
  • almonds
  • salmon
  • crab
  • pinto beans
  • turkey
  • pork
  • liver

Nutrients and Minerals of Protein Foods

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • iron

Protein foods like meats would be stored in the frige or freezer. Foods like almonds and beans could be stored in the pantry. You could best select these types of food by the way they look.

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Fruits

  • apple
  • banana
  • peach
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • oranges
  • coconut
  • kiwi
  • plums
  • avocado

Nutrients and Minerals

  • vitamin A
  • Folate
  • magnesium

You can select this type of food by simply looking at it. If it looks good and not rotten then its good and healthy, you would select it this way. Fruits to me would usually be stored on the dinning table. Some people put their fruits in the fridge which is also okay.

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Veggies

  • asparagus
  • green beans
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • celery
  • corn
  • green pepper
  • onions
  • potatoes

Nutrients and Minerals

  • vitamin c
  • niacin
  • calcium

Just like fruits, you can select this food by the way it looks. This food is usually stored in the fridge depending what it is or in the freezer or pantry.

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Grains

  • oats
  • white bread
  • oatmeal
  • rye
  • white rice
  • pretzels
  • crackers
  • barley
  • cornbread
  • pasta

Nutrients and Minerals

  • dietary fiber
  • vitamin b
  • iron

You can select grains by the way they look most of the time. you can store grains in the pantry and refridgerater.