You can use the USDA food guide to make healthy choices about what you eat. The chart below shows the recommended amounts for adults to eat from each food group. These amounts are based on a diet of 1,600 to 2,400 calories a day.
For a food guide that shows how much to eat from each food group based on your specific calorie needs, go to the website www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Amount needed each day
1 ounce is equal to:
1 slice of bread.
1 small (6-inch) tortilla.
1 cup dry cereal.
½ cup cooked rice, cooked pasta, or cooked cereal.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 8th ed. http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/. Accessed January 12, 2016.
Current as of: December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator