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Study finds Chapel Hill, NC, soup kitchen serves nutritious meals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15281049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Soup kitchens attempt to improve the food security of low-income individuals, but the results of their efforts are rarely researched. We focused our study on the Inter-Faith Council Soup Kitchen (IFC) near the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) in Chapel Hill, NC. The IFC uses no centralized nutrition planning and relies heavily on volunteer cooks, yet we found their meals to be highly nutrient-dense when averaged over a 1-month time frame and compared with the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the Daily Reference Values (DRVs). In fact, the only nutrients needing improvement were vitamin D, folate, and calcium. The number of servings per meal was also substantially more than one third of the US Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid recommendations, except for dairy at all meals, vegetables at breakfast, and fruit at dinner.
Simone Eppich; Claudia Plaisted Fernandez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-28     Completed Date:  2004-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1284-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake*
Food Analysis
Food Services / standards*
Middle Aged
Minerals / administration & dosage*,  analysis
North Carolina
Nutrition Policy
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritive Value*
Vitamins / administration & dosage*,  analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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