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American diets are out of balance with dietary recommendations
In 2012, Americans consumed more than the recommended share of meat and grains in their diets but less than the recommended share of fruit, dairy, and vegetables

Percent
Item 1, Meat 131%.
Item 2, Grains 119%.
Item 3, Vegetables 65%.
Item 4, Dairy 49%.
Item 5, Fruit 36%.

1MyPlate Recommendations=Data based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Note: Rice and durum flour data were discontinued and thus are not included in the grains group. Food availability data serve as proxies for food consumption.

Source: Calculated by ERS/USDA based on data from various sources (see Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Documentation). Data as of February 2014.