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Grains

How much to eat?

Carbohydrates are our best source of energy. Let's talk about how much to eat from this food group.

Small child with a piece of bread

The amount of grains you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Most Americans consume enough grains, but few are whole grains. Adults should get at least 3 ounces/ounce equivalents of whole grains a day. To find out how much kids should eat, visit MyPyramid for Kids.

In general, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal, or 1/2 cup of cooked rice, cooked pasta, or cooked cereal counts as 1 ounce equivalent from the grains group.

MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns Chart

Learn more about how to buy and store foods from this food group.