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TABLE 3-2:
Daily Food Guide for Women
Minimum Number of Servings

Food Group
Adult Woman
Adult Woman
Adolescent and Adult Woman

Protein foods 5* 5* 7*
Milk products 3 2 3
Breads, cereal grains 7** 6** 7**
Fruits and vegetables
     Vitamin C-rich 1 1 1
     Vitamin A-rich 1 1 1
     Other 3 3 3

*Each serving is equivalent to 1 oz. of animal protein; at least one serving should be from the vegetable protein list (two Servings during pregnancy or lactation).

**At least four servings should be from whole grains. California Department of Health Service, MCHNVIC (1990).

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