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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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Fruits: Best Choices

Best & Worst Fruits

BEST CHOICES:
All fresh fruits, fruits canned in water, frozen fruits, and unsweetened fruit purees
1/2 cup of fruit is equivalent to:
• 1 small apple, small orange, small peach, large plum, or small banana
• 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, chopped apple, or chopped pineapple
• 1 snack container of unsweetened applesauce, mixed fruit in juice, or other fruit in juice
• 6 melon balls

OK CHOICES:
All unsweetened dried fruits and 100% fruit juice
1/2 cup of fruit is equivalent to:
• 1 small box raisins
• 1/4 cup dried fruit
• 1/2 cup of 100% fruit juice

LIMIT:
Fruit punches, drinks, and juices with added sugars; fruits canned or frozen in syrup; and sweetened purees such as sweetened applesauce

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