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Food Groups for Kids: Best and Worst Choices

Eating foods from each food group every day provides most of the nutrients that kids need. Here, find the best and worst choices from each group for your little one.

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Vegetable Group: Best Choices

Best & Worst Veggies

BEST CHOICES:
Fresh or frozen vegetables
1 cup of vegetables is equivalent to: 1 cup cooked or 2 cups raw
Dark-green: spinach, broccoli, greens (collard, mustard), romaine, bok choy
Orange: Butternut and acorn squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots
Beans and peas: black, garbanzo, navy, soy and soybean products (like tofu), kidney, black-eyed peas, lentils
Starchy: potatoes, peas, corn
• Other:
onions, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, celery, cucumbers, cabbage

OK CHOICES:
• Canned vegetables, due to the high amount of sodium
• Vegetables in a low-fat sauce

LIMIT:
Fried vegetables such as French fries and vegetables in butter, cream, or cheese sauces

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