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Test Your Knowledge: Mixed Meals

What food groups are in this meal?

Test your knowledge at selecting which food group these food items and meal belong. 
Tip: there are 5 food groups and empty-calorie foods which are high in calories, fat, sodium (salt) or added sugar compared to nutrients for good health. They can add flavor to a meal and should be eaten in limited amounts. 
1. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Correct! Peanut butter and jelly sandwich includes:
Grains from the whole wheat bread
Protein from the peanut butter
Empty Calories from the jelly (the added sugar in the fruit)
No, that is not correct. Try again. Hint: You should have three items checked. Jelly is an empty calorie food since there is more sugar than fruit.
2. Pork Tamale
Correct! Pork tamales include:
Protein from the Pork
Grains from the Masa (ground corn)
Empty Calories from the Red Sauce
No, try again. Hint: Pork tamales include two food groups plus one more option. 
3. Burrito
Correct! This burrito includes:
Dairy from the Cheese
Vegetables from the Lettuce, Onion and Tomato
Protein from the Ground Meat and Beans (yes, beans count in either group)
Grains from the Tortilla

 
 Correct! This burrito includes:
Dairy from the Cheese
Vegetables from the Lettuce, Onion and Tomato
Protein from the Ground Meat and Beans (yes, beans count in either group)
Grains from the Tortilla
Empty Calories may be included like sour cream or chips, but these are not pictured here
 
No, try again. Hint: this is a meat and cheese burrito.
4. Sandwich
Correct! This sandwich includes:
Dairy from Cheese
Vegetables from the Tomato and Lettuce
Grains from the Whole Wheat Bread 
Protein from the Deli lunch meat
Correct! This sandwich includes:
Dairy from Cheese
Vegetables from the Tomato and Lettuce
Grains from the Whole Wheat Bread 
Protein from the Deli lunch meat
Empty Calories if you add mayo, mustard or other condiment
Incorrect. This is a tough one since botanically tomato is a fruit. Americans eat avocado as vegetables so MyPlate classifies them as such. 
5. Let's look at a school lunch. What food groups are included? 
Correct! This school lunch includes all 5 food groups
Dairy from the Milk
Vegetables from the Salad and Beans
Fruit from the Watermelon
Protein from the Hamburger and Beans (yes, beans count in either group)
Grains from the Bread
Empty Calories from the Salad dressing (shown on the bean salad)
 
No, try again. Hint: add more responses to your anser.