Understanding the Vegetable Food Group (Food Models)

No matter if they’re raw or cooked, fresh, frozen or dried, most vegetables play a key role in providing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamins C and A and other nutrients for your health.

From serving sizes and nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council can help explain the vegetable 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 vegetable food group. To download the original Food Models Vegetable Group resource, please click the download button on the right and see our tips below. 

Baby Carrots

Baked Potato

Broccoli

Cabbage

 

Cauliflower

Celery

Corn

Corn on the Cob

French-Fried Potatoes

Green Beans

 

Green Peas

 

Green Pepper

 

Hashed Brown Potatoes

Lettuce

Mashed Potatoes

Snow Peas

Spinach

Sweet Potato

Tomato

Tomato Juice

Tossed Salad

 

Winter Squash

Zucchini

*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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