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nutritional recommendation of the DGE

DGE Nutrition Circle

DGE Nutrition Circle is a graphical model for the visualisation of qantitive dietary guidelines and is intended for healthy adults. Food selection according to the DGE Nutrition Circle is a reliable basis for the implementation of a healthy and sustainable diet.



The area of the DGE Nutrition Circle is divided into 7 segments, each of which represents a food group. By this segmentation, the circle illustrates the relative quantities of the following different food groups which are required for a healthy and sustainable diet:

  1. Fruit and vegetables including juices
  2. Legumes and nuts
  3. Cereals, cereal products, and potatoes
  4. Oils and fats
  5. Milk and dairy products
  6. Meat, sausages, fish, and eggs
  7. Beverages