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Development of food group composites and nutrient profiles for the MyPyramid Food Guidance System.
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PMID:  17116599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify food selections in each MyPyramid food group or subgroup reflective of typical consumption patterns by Americans, and the nutrient intake that can be expected from consuming a specified amount of these foods from each group, in a low-fat and no-added-sugars form. DESIGN: An analytical process to identify food consumption choices within each food group and subgroup using national food consumption surveys, and to identify the expected nutrient content of each group using food composition databases. VARIABLES MEASURED: Relative consumption of foods within each food group; nutrient content for each food group and subgroup (energy plus 27 nutrients). ANALYSIS: Disaggregated foods from consumption surveys into component ingredients. Combined similar ingredients into "item clusters" and determined relative consumption of each. Calculated a consumption-weighted nutrient profile for each food group. RESULTS: Consumption-weighted food intake selections and nutrient profiles were developed for all MyPyramid food groups and subgroups. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: This analytical process derived food group and subgroup composites which estimate typical food choices within each MyPyramid food group. These were used to assess the adequacy of the MyPyramid food intake patterns as they were being iteratively developed.
Kristin Marcoe; WenYen Juan; Sedigheh Yamini; Andrea Carlson; Patricia Britten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1499-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S93-S107     Citation Subset:  IM    
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Analysis
Diet / standards*
Diet Surveys
Food / classification*
Food Analysis
Food Habits*
Nutrition Policy*
Nutritional Requirements*
Nutritive Value
United States

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