Understanding the ‘Others’ Food Group (Food Models)

From serving sizes to nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council’s online food models can provide more information on foods such as brownies, chips or cake, which may not fit into the recommended daily food groups.

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

10% Fruit Drink

Angel Food Cake

Brownie

Butter

Catsup

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Candy Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Cheese

Doughnut

Gelatin

Granola Bar

Gravy

Iced Tea

Italian Dressing

Jelly

Light Ranch Dressing

Maple Syrup

Mayonnaise

Mustard

Pickle

Pie

Popcorn

Potato Chips

Pretzels

Soft Drink

Sour Cream

Sugar

Sweet Roll

Tortilla Chips

*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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