Food-pyramid meaning

The food pyramid is defined as a graphic intended to illustrate the principles of good nutrition with fruits and vegetables on the bottom representing the bulk of a healthy diet and fats and oils at the top.

An example of a food pyramid is a graphic used to illustrate good eating habits.

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A graphic representation of the structure of a food chain, depicted as a pyramid having a broad base formed by producers and tapering to a point formed by end consumers. Between successive levels, total biomass decreases as energy is lost from the system.
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A diagram representing the optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups.
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A pyramid-shaped representation of the food chain with many food-producing organisms, esp. green plants, at the base and decreasing numbers of food-consuming organisms, esp. animals, at each higher level.
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A graphic representation of the structure of a food chain, depicted as a pyramid having a broad base formed by producers and tapering to a point formed by end consumers. Between successive trophic levels, total biomass decreases as energy is lost from the system.
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A pyramid-shaped diagram representing a set of dietary guidelines for humans, typically based on a recommended number of servings from each of several food groups. Foods along the broadest row, at the bottom, are considered basic to human nutrition and have the highest recommended number of servings. Foods in the narrowest part, at the top, are considered to be nonessential and have the fewest number of recommended servings. In the middle row or rows are foods whose recommended servings fall between those two groups.
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A pyramid shaped diagram in layers, where each layer represents a group of animals that feeds on the layer below.

The teacher reminded us to always start the food pyramid with the plants on the bottom.

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(US) Any pyramidal diagram giving advice on how to eat healthily, particularly those widely publicized by the united states government.

The food pyramid surprised me by showing that we should eat lots of cheese.

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A diagram representing the optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups.
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A pyramid-shaped diagram showing basic food groups and recommended servings constituting a balanced diet, typically including grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and fish, etc.
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A graphic representation of the structure of a food chain, depicted as a pyramid having a broad base formed by producers and tapering to a point formed by end consumers. Between successive levels, total biomass decreases as energy is lost from the system.
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Origin of food-pyramid

  • A pyramid shaped diagram that represents a food related topic becomes known as a food pyramid

    From Wiktionary