Understanding the Protein Food Group (Food Models)

January 05, 2017

Foods in the protein group include poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds and meat. These foods play an important role providing protein and other nutrients for your health.

From serving sizes and nutrients per serving, National Dairy Council can help explain the protein 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 protein food group. To download the original Food Models Protein Group resource, please click the download button on the right and see our tips below. 

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Bacon 2
Bacon
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Black Beans 2
Black Beans
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Black-eyed Peas 2
Black-eyed Peas
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Bologna 2
Bologna
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Chicken Nuggets 2
Chicken Nuggets
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Fish Sticks 2
Fish Sticks
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Fried Chicken 2
Fried Chicken
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Fried Egg 2
Fried Egg
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Ground Beef Hamburger 2
Ground Beef Hamburger
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Halibut 2
Halibut
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Ham 2
Ham
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Hard-Cooked Egg 2

Hard-Cooked Egg

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Hot Dog 2
Hot Dog
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Hummus 2
Hummus
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Italian Sausage 2
Italian Sausage
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Lentils 2
Lentils
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Navy Beans 2
Navy Beans
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Peanut Butter 2
Peanut Butter
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Peanuts 2
Peanuts
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Pork Chop 2

Pork Chop

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Pork Sausage 2
Pork Sausage
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Refried Beans 2
Refried Beans
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Roast Beef 2
Roast Beef
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Roasted Chicken 2

Roasted Chicken

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Salmon 2

Salmon

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Scrambled Egg 2

Scrambled Egg

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Shrimp 2
Shrimp
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Steak 2
Steak
Sunflower Seeds 2
Sunflower Seeds
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Tofu 2
Tofu
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Tuna 2
Tuna
Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Turkey 2

Turkey

Dairy Good Food Model Meat Group Walnuts 2
Walnuts

*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 cut outs for additional durability. 

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