Understanding the Grain Group (Food Models)

April 24, 2017

Foods in the Grain Group include bread, pasta, oatmeal and others that are made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain.

These foods play an important role providing dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals like iron to your diet.

From serving sizes and nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council can help explain the grain food group with our online food models.

The food models are images that convey the serving size and provide nutrient content information of commonly enjoyed foods from the grain food group. To download the original Food Models Grain Group resource, please click the download button on the right and see our tips below. 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Bagel
Bagel
Dairy Good Food Model Fruit Group Biscuit

Biscuit

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Bran Flakes
Bran Flakes
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Brown Rice

Brown Rice

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Cheddar Cheese Crackers

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Corn Flakes

Corn Flakes

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Couscous
Couscous
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Dinner Roll

Dinner Roll

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Egg Noodles

Egg Noodles

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group English Muffin
English Muffin
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Graham Crackers

Graham Crackers

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Granola
Granola
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Grits

Grits

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Hamburger Bun
Hamburger Bun
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Hot Dog Bun

Hot Dog Bun

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Muffin

Muffin

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Oatmeal

Oatmeal

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Pancake

Pancake

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Macaroni Noodles
Pasta
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Pita Bread
Pita Bread
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Polenta

Polenta

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Rice
Rice
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Rye Bread

Rye Bread

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Rye Crackers

Rye Crackers

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Saltine Crackers

Saltine Crackers

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Snack Crackers
Snack Crackers
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Soba Noodles

Soba Noodles

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Taco Shell

Taco Shell

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Tortilla

Tortilla

 

Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group White Bread
White Bread
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Whole Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Bread
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Whole Wheat Dinner Roll
Whole Wheat Dinner Roll
Dairy Good Food Model Grain Group Whole Wheat Waffle
Whole Wheat Waffle

*Note: Images are not life size or to scale.

Tips: By printing the PDF as double-sided, you can create your own Food Models cards. Simply print and cut out each item. Consider laminating the cutouts for additional durability. 

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