Understanding the ‘Combination’ Food Group (Food Models)

Magic happens when foods combine to make many of the dishes and meals we enjoy.

From serving sizes and nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council can help provide more information on “combination foods” with our online food models.

The food models are images that convey the serving size and provide nutrient content information of commonly enjoyed foods. To download the original Food Models Combination Group resource, please click the download button on the right and see our tips below. 

Baked Beans


Beef and Vegetable Stew


Cheese Omelet


Chef's Salad


Chicken Caesar Wrap

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Stir-Fry


Chop Suey, Chow Mein

Clam Chowder

Cream of Tomato Soup



Fish Sandwich

Fruit Smoothie



Macaroni and Cheese

Nori Maki

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich



Roast Beef Sandwich

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Submarine Sandwich



Tuna Salad

Turkey Sandwich


Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Spring Roll

*Note: Images are not life size or to scale.

Tips: By printing the PDF as double-sided, you can create your own Food Models cards. Simply print and cut out each item. Consider laminating the cut outs for additional durability. 

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