US Department of Agriculture

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Visit the USDA Web Site to find the answers to the following questions.


Click on Introduction:

How many calories does a gram of carbohydrate have?

How many calories does a gram of fat have?

Click on Eat A Variety of Foods:

Find the food guide pyramid. How many servings of each of the following does it recommend?

Fats, Oils, and Sweets

Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts



Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta

Click on Balance the Food You Eat with Physical Activity:

How much moderate physical activity should you have per day?

What does sedentary mean?

Click on Choose a Diet Low in Fat:

What percentage of fat should you have in your diet?

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