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Here are the recommended amounts of foods per day for each group, based on examples of the number of calories you or family members consume:
* Many Americans consume foods and beverages with calories from solid fats and added sugars. Foods such as soda, baked goods, ice cream, and candies provide calories but few nutrients. The goal is to limit the amount of such calories consumed each day. The amount for empty calories listed above is based on estimated calorie needs by age/gender. Individuals who are physically active may have increased calorie needs and, thus, have a larger limit for empty calories.
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Now that you know the recommended amounts for each food group, here are examples of how some common foods relate to each food group recommendation:
Here are some tips to help you keep track your food portion sizes.