For many years, nutritionists and others in the health industry have talked about the major food groups.
Per The Food Guide Pyramid published by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion of the US Department of Agriculture, this is the current food groups and pyramid to govern your eating habits.
1- Bread Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group
2- Fruit Group
3- Vegetable Group
4- Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, & Nuts Group
5- Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese Group
6- Fats, Oils & Sweets