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The Five Food Groups
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Food groups can be confusing. How much of what food and how often? This chart below demonstrates the five food groups which we should all be eating from. Hopefully the lists below will make for a good shopping list!
GROUP 1: BREAD, OTHER CEREALS AND POTATOES
All specialities loaves, rolls: wholemeal, multiseed, multigrain, milk bread, soda bread, rye, malt, granary wheatgerm, garlic, olive, walnut, tomato & herb, French sticks (baguette, flutes), pumpernickel.
All meat: bacon, beef, ham, lamb, pork, poultry etc. Fish and seafood: All fresh and tinned fish: coley, cod, haddock, mullet, herrings, mackerel, tuna, salmon, sardines etc. Shellfish: crabs, prawns whelks etc. Eggs and egg dishes
Meat alternatives: Beans, pulses, nuts and seeds
GROUP 4: MILK and DAIRY PRODUCTS
Milk (cow, goat, sheep, soya): Cheese: Brie, Cheddar, cheese spreads, Cottage cheese, Comte, Edam, Emmental, Feta, Fromage frais, Gouda, Mozzarella, Parmesan, quark, Ricotta cheese etc. Yoghurt: drinking or plain/ with fruit, Greek yoghurt etc.
GROUP 5: FATTY and SUGARY PRODUCTS
Fatty foods: for dressings, for spreads: oils, butter, vegetable margarine, cream etc. Sugary products as occasional treats:
All pastries (Danish, French: croissants, chocolate brioche rolls, pain au chocolat).
All biscuits, gateaux, cakes, puddings.
Chocolate, chocolate spread, jam etc.