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Research Project: What We Eat in America - Dietary Survey: Data Collection, Interpretation, Dissemination, and Methodology

Location: Food Surveys Research Group

Title: 2015-2016 What We Eat in America, NHANES Tables 1-56

Author
item Rhodes, Donna
item Clemens, John
item Goldman, Joseph
item Lacomb, Randy
item Moshfegh, Alanna

Submitted to: Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/27/2018
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Citation: Rhodes, D.G., Clemens, J.C., Goldman, J.D., LaComb, R.P., Moshfegh, A.J. 2018. 2015-2016 What We Eat in America, NHANES Tables 1-56. Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group. Available: www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=13793.

Interpretive Summary: Data tables summarizing dietary intakes of the U.S. population can readily be used by government groups, nutrition researchers and the general public. The Food Surveys Research Group of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has analyzed dietary data from the What We Eat in America (WWEIA), National and Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2015-2016 and developed 56 tables summarizing nutrient intakes from foods and beverages. The tables provide information on the contribution of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and alcohol in the American diet as well as the following: percentages of nutrients contributed by foods eaten away from home, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner and as snacks; distribution of snack occasions; and distribution of meal patterns. The table set also includes nutrient intakes per 1000 kilocalories; and nutrient intakes from foods and beverages obtained from full service restaurants, quick service restaurants, and all restaurants. All tables are available on the FSRG website: www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/fsrg. The availability and enhanced accessibility of these new tables are a benefit to users in need of current population-level information on nutrient intakes of Americans.

Technical Abstract: The Food Surveys Research Group of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has analyzed dietary data from the What We Eat in America (WWEIA), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2015-2016 and released 56 summary data tables on nutrient intakes of the U.S. population. The tables provide population estimates for the following: nutrient intakes from food and beverages for energy and 64 nutrients/dietary components; percentages of energy from macronutrients; percentages of selected nutrients contributed by foods eaten away from home, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner and as snacks; distribution of snack occasions; and distributions of meal patterns. In addition, summary tables provide data on total nutrient intakes from foods/beverages and dietary supplements; nutrient intakes per 1000 kilocalories; and nutrient intakes from foods and beverages obtained from full service restaurants, quick service restaurants, and all restaurants. Estimated means and standard errors are provided for expanded age/gender groups as well as race/ethnicity, family income in dollars, and as a percent of poverty threshold. Race/ethnicity groups include non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic. In WWEIA, NHANES, dietary intakes are collected using the USDA 5-step Automated Multiple-Pass Method. Each year data are collected from a nationally representative sample of 5,000 individuals and released at 2-year intervals. All tables are available on the FSRG website: www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/fsrg.