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What are the food groups ?

Nutritionists group foods according to their main nutritional properties. Most industrialised countries make these classifications. They can also differ slightly between countries.

The main food groups are:

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Starchy foods (breads, cereals and potatoes)
  • Protein-rich foods (meat, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds)
  • Dairy products
  • Fats: butter, oil, margarine
  • Water and unsweetened drinks such as tea, coffee, infusions.

Depending on the country, the visual presentation of these groups varies (pyramid, bowls, plates, etc.)