Definition of Food pyramid

1. Noun. (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below.

Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon

Definition of Food pyramid

1. Noun. A pyramid shaped diagram in layers, where each layer represents a group of animals that feeds on the layer below. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) Any pyramidal diagram giving advice on how to eat healthily, particularly those widely publicized by the united states government. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Food Pyramid

food manufacturer
food market
food microbiology
food miles
food packaging
food parasitology
food pipe
food plant
food poisoning
food preferences
food preservative
food preservatives
food processor
food processors
food product
food pyramid (current term)
food services
food shop
food stamp
food stamps
food stylists
food supplement
food supplements
food technology
food turner
food vacuole
food waste
food waste disposer
food web

Literary usage of Food pyramid

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1. Nutrition Education Materials & Audiovisuals for Grades 7 Through 12 by Shirley K. Evans (1996)
"... reproductions of foods commonly eaten; accompanying guide gives suggestions for use of the models. The food pyramid: learning activities Grace ..."

2. Eating Hints for Cancer Patients by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The sample menu on page 5 shows one way you can follow the food pyramid guidelines. Keep in mind that the food pyramid may not meet ..."

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