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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Practice Paper of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrient Density: Meeting Nutrient Goals within Calorie Needs

item Kandiah, Jay
item Nicklas, Theresa
item Pitman, Susan
item Stitzel, Kimberly

Submitted to: Journal Of The American Dietetic Association
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Citation: Kandiah, J., Nicklas, T., Pitman, S., Stitzel, K. 2007. Practice paper of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrient density: Meeting nutrient goals within calorie needs. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107(5):860-869.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Although nutrient density is a core nutrition concept of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, there is currently no scientifically valid definition for either nutrient density or nutrient-dense food. The purposes of this American Dietetic Association Practice Paper are to summarize the current understanding of nutrient density, provide a brief history of approaches to assessing the nutrient quality of foods, identify issues related to the development of a more precise definition of nutrient-dense foods, and provide guidance to dietetics practitioners for using the current concept of nutrient density to improve the food choices of patients, students, clients, and consumers.

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