Food Pyramid Definition


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.

Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World

(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.

Other Word Forms of Food Pyramid


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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

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