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How many servings of grains do I need in a day?

How many servings of grains do I need in a day?

Eat 5 – 10 servings of grains each day.

This depends on the total number of calories you consume in a day.

  • If you consume 1600 calories, eat 5 servings per day.
  • If you consume 1800 – 2000 calories, eat 6 servings per day.
  • If you consume 2200 calories, eat 7 servings day.
  • If you consume 2400 calories, eat 8 servings per day.
  • If you consume 2600 calories, eat 9 servings per day.
  • If you consume 2800 calories, eat 10 servings per day.

One serving of grains is equal to:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • ½ cup cooked rice, pasta, or cereal
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat dry cereal

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Source:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.




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