When you are creating your shopping list, think about the five food groups.
These are the foods on My Plate, that provide the nutrition your family needs.
To help you get started, we have a shopping list that is organized by food groups.
Here is one that already has customary foods that are common part of a healthy meal plan. Just check the ones on the list you need.
Or you can print our blank shopping list that is organized by food groups.
Print a Nutrients Claim Reference Sheet for your next trip to the grocery store.
The grocery store is organized very much like the five food groups. Here are where you can find the food groups.
|Food Group||Grocery Section||Shopping Tips|
|Vegetable food group||
|Buy a variety of colors especially green leafy and orange vegetables.|
|Fruit food group||
Pasta, Rice & Bean Aisle
|Buy a variety of colors. It is better to eat fruit. If you are buying juice buy 100% fruit juice.|
|Grains food group||
Pasta & Rice Aisle(s)
|Look for 100% whole grains.|
|Dairy food group||
|Select lowfat (1%) and fat-free dairy foods.|
|Protein food group||
Meat & Poultry Case
Dry Beans and Legumes Aisle
|Go lean with your protein and vary the kinds of protein your family eats. Nuts, seeds, beans, peas and fish are al great sources of protein!|