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American diets are out of balance with dietary recommendations

In 2014, 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 is 132.
Item 2, Grains is 112.
Item 3, Vegetables is 66.
Item 4, Dairy is 61.
Item 5, Fruit is 43.

Data based on a 2,000-calorie-per-day 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 2016.