Protein (Meat and Bean) Group

Choose MyPlace Protein icon MyPlate Food Groups: Protein

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Did you know that in addition to meats and beans, nuts and eggs are included in the protein group? Learn how much is needed, important nutrients and tips for making healthy choices from the protein group at this Web site.

Vegetarian protein food sources MyPlate Tips for Vegetarians

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Being a vegetarian sometimes requires some extra effort to meet your nutrient and calorie needs. Find out the special nutrients you need to focus on as a vegetarian and get tips for consuming the right amount and variety of foods needed for you at this Web site.

Photograph of a Veggie Bean Wrap Eating Vegetarian

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Interested in vegetarian eating? Find links to a variety of government resources on vegetarianism on this Web site.