Understanding the Fruit Group (Food Models)

Fruits in the Fruit Group include fresh fruits, of course, but also canned, frozen or dried fruits, as well as 100 percent fruit juice.

These foods play an important role providing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid) to your diet.

From serving sizes and nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council can help explain the fruit food group with our online food models.

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

Apple

Applesauce 

Avocado

Banana

Blueberries

Canned Peaches

Canned Pears

Cantaloupe

Dried Apple Rings

Dried Apricots

 

Fruit Cocktail

Grapefruit

Grapes

 

Kiwifruit

Lychee

Mango

Nectarine

Orange Juice

Orange

Pear

Pineapple

Raisins

 

Star Fruit

 

Strawberries

 

Watermelon

*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 cutouts for additional durability. 

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