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Comparison of nutrients in "Typical" Food Patterns, based on the food groups and amounts from the USDA Food Patterns, to nutritional goals, at all calorie levels

Comparison of nutrients in "Typical" Food Patterns, based on the food groups and amounts from the USDA Food Patterns, to nutritional goals, at all calorie levels

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Nutrient Profiles for Food Groups and Subgroups using "Typical" Food Choices in USDA Food Patterns

Nutrient Profiles for Food Groups and Subgroups using "Typical" Food Choices in USDA Food Patterns

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Item Clusters, Percent of Consumption, and Representative Foods for Typical Choices Food Patterns. Percent of total subgroup consumption is shown.

Item Clusters, Percent of Consumption, and Representative Foods for Typical Choices  Food Patterns. Percent of total subgroup consumption is shown.

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Sample Meal Patterns for the USDA Food Pattern at the 2000 calorie level.

This table  provides examples of a few ways to combine meals and snacks to meet daily food group intake targets.

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Estimated Calorie Needs per Day by Age, Gender, and Physical Activity Level.

Estimated amounts of calories needed to maintain calorie balance for various gender and age groups at three different levels of physical activity. The estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories for assignment to a USDA Food Pattern.

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USDA Food Patterns

The USDA Food Patterns were developed to help individuals carry out Dietary Guidelines recommendations.

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Proposed Daily Food Intake Pattern Tables

These tables show the amount of food from each Pyramid group and subgroup suggested as daily intake amounts in the proposed Pyramid food patterns. Food patterns are set at energy levels ranging from 1000 to 3200 calories. The daily intake amounts are shown in both total quantity (cups or ounce equivalents) and in number of servings.