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ICMR Five Food Groups
Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of the key nutrients of that food group. To meet the nutrient requirements essential for good health, you need to eat a variety from each of the five food groups daily, in the recommended amounts. It is not necessary to eat from each food group at every meal.
It is also important to enjoy a variety of foods within each of the Five food groups because different foods vary in the amount of the key nutrients that it provide. ‘Basic Five food group, suggested by ICMR can be used for planning diets.
Recently ICMR has prescribed Basic IV food groups, which is given below:
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