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Priority-2 Foods
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The Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) is tracking the levels of sodium and related nutrients (potassium, total and saturated fat, total dietary fiber, and total sugar) in more than 1,100 Priority-2 Foods every two years using information that comes directly from food manufacturers or restaurants, their websites, or the Nutrition Facts Panel on their products. NDL uses these data sources because nationwide sampling and analysis is expensive. Priority-2 Foods were selected based on dietary data from the national survey, What We Eat In America, NHANES, and will be updated every other year based on the latest survey. Details about the procedures used to select and monitor nutrient levels in Priority-2 Foods are available in the March 2015 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Priority-2 Foods: Monitoring and Trends