It gives a guidelines to the quantity of food items to be consumed everyday, so that we eat balanced diet.
1) Cereals and pulses form base of the pyramid and should constitute major part of the meal.
2) Fruits and vegetable are the next major food items to be consumed.
3) Meat, egg, milk are the next food items.
4) Sweet, oils, fats-to be consumed in least quantity.
As we go up the pyramid the quantity of food items to be consumed will be less.