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American diets are out of balance with dietary recommendations
In 2013, 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

Item 1, Meat 131%.
Item 2, Grains 112%.
Item 3, Vegetables 66%.
Item 4, Dairy 61%.
Item 5, Fruit 43%.

1MyPlate Recommendations = 100%

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.

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

Source: Calculated by ERS/USDA based on data from various sources (see Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Documentation). Data as of February 2015.