food group

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food group
 
n
any of the categories into which different foods may be placed according to the type of nourishment they supply, such as carbohydrates or proteins

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Main Entry:  food group
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a group of foods that have similar nutritional properties and is part of the hierarchy of the food pyramid, such as cereal group, milk group, meat and protein group, fruit and vegetable group, fats and sweets group
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