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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: WHAT WE EAT IN AMERICA - DIETARY SURVEY: DATA COLLECTION, INTERPRETATION, DISSEMINATION, AND METHODOLOGY

Location: Food Surveys

Title: Retail food commodity intakes: Mean amounts of retail commodities per individual, 1994-1998

Authors
item Bowman, Shanthy
item Martin, Carrie
item Friday, James
item Clemens, John
item Moshfegh, Alanna
item Lin, Biing-Hwan -
item Wells, Hoddan -

Submitted to: Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: July 13, 2011
Publication Date: August 12, 2011
Repository URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=21992
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011. Retail food commodity intakes: Mean amounts of retail commodities per individual, 1994-1998. Available: www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=21992.

Interpretive Summary: Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Database (FICRCD) 1994-1998 was developed to convert foods consumed in the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-1998 to 65 retail-level commodities contained within eight major retail-level commodity categories. Using FICRCD, a table set was developed that includes national estimates of the amounts of retail-level commodities per person estimated from day 1 dietary intake data of 19,017 individuals, ages 2 years and over, in the CSFII 1994-98. Mean intakes of 65 retail-level commodities by 23 age-gender groups were estimated. The results show that, for example, fluid milk contributed 85% of the total dairy products commodity; oranges contributed 44%, apples 16%, bananas 8%, and melons 8% of the total fruit commodity; and potatoes 32% of the total vegetable commodity. The estimates are useful to economists, food producers, nutritionists, and policymakers, and others who have need of food consumption data for U.S. population groups.

Technical Abstract: The table set includes national estimates of the amounts of retail-level commodities per person estimated from day 1 dietary intake data of 19,017 individuals, ages 2 years and over, in the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals 1994-1998 and Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Database (FICRCD) 1994-1998. These estimates are included for 23 age-gender groups. There are eight major retail-level commodity categories in FICRCD: Dairy Products; Fats and Oils; Fruits; Grains; Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs; Nuts; Caloric Sweeteners; and Vegetables, Dry Beans and Peas (legumes). Because each major retail-level commodity category has several components, FICRCD has 65 retail-level food commodities in total. A list of foods within each retail-level commodity is included in appendix A. The average amounts of selected retail-level commodities estimated from the reported food intakes of individuals, ages 2 years and over, are summarized. Fluid milk contributed 85% of the total dairy products commodity (314g); salad or cooking oils 50% of the total fats and oils commodity (32g); oranges 44%, apples 16%, bananas 8% and melons 8% of the total fruit commodity (322g); wheat flour 75% of the total grains commodity (125g); beef 40% and chicken 27% of the total meat, poultry, and fish commodity (165g); and potatoes 32%, tomatoes 25%, sweet corn 8%, total leafy vegetables 6% of the total vegetables commodity (371g).

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