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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 Commodity Intakes: Mean Amounts of Retail Commodities per Individual, 2007-08

Authors
item Bowman, Shanthy
item Martin, Carrie
item Clemens, John
item Carlson, Jennifer -
item Lin, Biing-Hwan -
item Moshfegh, Alanna

Submitted to: Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2013
Publication Date: July 26, 2013
Citation: Bowman, S.A., Martin, C.L., Clemens, J.C., Carlson, J., Lin, B-W., Moshfegh, A.J. 2013. Retail Commodity Intakes: Mean Amounts of Retail Commodities per Individual, 2007-08. Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group. Available: www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=21992.

Interpretive Summary: The Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Database (FICRCD) 2007-08 has been developed to convert foods consumed in What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008 to retail commodities. The FICRCD 2007-08 contains a total of 65 retail-level commodity components, included within the eight major commodity categories. Foods within each commodity are converted to a single commodity type, even if several commodity types are available for that commodity at the retail stores; e.g., there are no canned, frozen, or dried carrots; instead, any type of carrots reported in the surveys are converted to raw carrots commodity. Examples of the commodities in the FICRCD 2007-08 include: Fluid Milk; Yogurt; Cheese; Butter; Salad and Cooking Oils; Shortening; Fruits and Vegetables presented as raw fruits or vegetables with refuse (e.g., peel, skin, core, seeds, pit, crown); the Grains commodity presented as flours and uncooked rice; the Meat, Poultry and Fish commodity presented in boneless, raw forms; and all types of caloric sweeteners combined into a single Caloric Sweetener commodity. The table set includes national estimates for 8,528 individuals 2 years and over, and estimates for 23 gender-age groups. About 80% of the Total Dairy Products commodity is Fluid Milk; among Fruit commodity, about 33% are Oranges, 21% Apples, 9% Bananas, and about 8% Melons; and among the Total Vegetable commodity, Potatoes contribute 28% and Sweet Corn 6%. The estimates are useful to economists, food producers, nutritionists, and policymakers, to name a few.

Technical Abstract: The table set includes national estimates in terms of mean gram amounts of retail commodities consumed per person estimated from the day 1 dietary intake data of 8,528 individuals, ages 2 years and over, in What We Eat In America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008 and Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Database (FICRCD), 2007-08. These estimates are included for 23 age-gender groups. There are eight major commodity categories in the FICRCD 2007-08: Dairy Products; Fats and Oils; Fruits; Grains; Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs; Nuts; Caloric Sweeteners; and Vegetables, Dry Beans and Peas (legumes). Each major category has several components. Hence, the FICRCD 2007-08 contains a total of 65 retail-level food commodities. A list of foods within each commodity is included in appendix A. The average amounts of selected commodities estimated from food intakes for individuals 2 years and over are: 288 grams of Total Dairy Products comprising of about 80% Fluid Milk; 31 grams of Total Fats and Oils, comprising of about 65% is Salad or Cooking Oils; 305 grams of Total Fruit, comprising of about 33% Oranges, 21% Apples, 9% Bananas, and 8% Melons; 117 grams of Total Grains, comprising of about 74% Wheat Flour and 10% rice; 170 grams of Total Meat, Poultry and Fish comprising of about 35% Beef and 33% Chicken; and 341 grams of Total Vegetables comprising of 31% Tomatoes, 28% Potatoes, 6% Sweet Corn, and 6% Total Leafy Vegetables.

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