food pyramid

noun

Definition of food pyramid

1 : an ecological hierarchy of food relationships in which a chief predator is at the top, each level preys on the next lower level, and usually green plants are at the bottom
2 : a pyramid-shaped depiction of recommended daily servings for different food groups (such as vegetables, grains, dairy products, and meats)

Examples of food pyramid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But grain is the foundation of many of our diets, the all-important foundation of the food pyramid. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2022 Life isn’t easy for creatures at the top of the food pyramid. Jill Barth, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Guided by this logic, the food pyramid, the triangle instrument and pizza slices would also be satanic. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 Marlboro Lights were part of my food pyramid in high school. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Watching Kate Winslet, Jean Smart and company knock back the Yuengling lagers, brandish the spray cheese and generally adhere to the Philadelphia environs food pyramid provides some visible, edible context for this murder mystery. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 Watching Kate Winslet, Jean Smart and company knock back the Yuengling lagers, brandish the spray cheese and generally adhere to the Philadelphia environs food pyramid provides some visible, edible context for this murder mystery. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 On a larger scale, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard have been collaborating on a plant-forward shift in food systems for some years now, advocating for a flip in the food pyramid with plants representing most of the consumption. Erik Oberholtzer, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2021 Watching Kate Winslet, Jean Smart and company knock back the Yuengling lagers, brandish the spray cheese and generally adhere to the Philadelphia environs food pyramid provides some visible, edible context for this murder mystery. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of food pyramid

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Food pyramid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20pyramid. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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