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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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Table 5: Nutrients in Proposed Food Intake Patterns

This table shows the overall nutrient composition of each proposed food intake pattern and how this nutrient composition compares with the nutritional goals set for the patterns. For each pattern, the first row (in black) shows the actual amount of each nutrient in the pattern, and the second row (in blue) shows the percent of goal or percent of calories. See Notes page for additional information.

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Table 4: Nutrient Profiles of Food Guide Pyramid Food Groups and Subgroups

This table shows the nutrient composition of each proposed Pyramid food group and subgroup. The nutrients are listed for a standard amount from each group, and the values are weighted averages of the nutrients in all foods in each group, in their lowest fat and sugar form. Weights for these average values are based on the amounts of each food consumed by Americans according to national surveys. See the notes page for additional information.

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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.