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Expenditures on Children By Families Reports - All Years

Expenditures on Children by Families provides estimates of the cost of raising children from birth through age 17 for major budgetary components.

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans development process is under way. Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a multi-step, multi-year process.

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Nutrition Insights
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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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Table 3: Nutritional Goals for Proposed Daily Food Intake Patterns

This table shows the nutritional goals for each proposed Pyramid food intake pattern. The patterns are listed in the leftmost column, identified by calorie level. The target age/gender group(s) for each pattern are shown and the goals for each nutrient for that group are then listed. The source of the goal for each nutrient is shown at the top of the column. See the Notes page for additional information.

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Table 2: Energy Levels for Proposed Food Intake Patterns

This table shows target and suggested energy intake levels for each age/gender group for proposed Pyramid food intake patterns. These target and suggested levels are based on Estimated Energy Requirements (EER) from the Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes macronutrients report, 2002. See the notes page for additional information.

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Table 1: Proposed Daily Food Intake Patterns

This table shows 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. See the Notes pages for additional information.

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Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply, 1909-2000

Nutrient Content  of the U.S. Food Supply, 1909-2000

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Backgrounder for Revision of the Food Guidance System

USDA’s current food guidance system that includes the Food Guide Pyramid is being reassessed. The overall purpose of the reassessment is to ensure that the food guidance system reflects the latest nutritional science and to improve the educational tools that assist consumers in making healthier food choices. USDA expects to release the new food guidance system in early 2005.