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Authors: Nancy Cole and Mary Kay Fox 
Book Description:
This book uses the most recently available data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999-2004) to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of the diets of Food Stamp Program (FSP) participants in three age groups—children 1-18 years old, adults 19-59 years old, and older adults 60 years and older. The book examines nutrient intakes, diet quality, and food choices. Data are presented for FSP participants and two groups of nonparticipants—those who were income-eligible for the FSP but did not participate, and higher-income individuals who were not eligible for the FSP.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary;pp. 7-23

Chapter 1 Introduction;pp. 25-35
The Food Stamp Program
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
MyPyramid Equivalents Database for USDA Survey Food Codes
NHANES Samples for Tabulation
General Analytic Approach

Chapter 2 Usual Daily Intakes of Vitamins, Minerals, and Fiber;pp. 37-47
Vitamins and Minerals with Defined Estimated Average Requirements
Nutrients Assessed Using Adequate Intake Levels
Use of Dietary Supplements
Summary

Chapter 3 Energy Intakes;pp. 49-61
Mean Daily Energy Intakes
Usual Daily Intakes of Energy from Macronutrients
24-Hour Intakes of Energy from Solid Fats, Alcoholic Beverages, and Added Sugars
Energy Density
Body Mass Index as an Indicator of the Appropriateness of Usual Daily
Energy Intakes
Summary

Chapter 4 Meal and Snack Patterns;pp.63-74
Meals Eaten
Snacks Eaten
Energy Density of Meals and Snacks
Energy from Solid Fats, Alcoholic Beverages, and Added Sugars in Meals and Snacks
Nutrient Density of Meals and Snacks
Summary

Chapter 5 Food Choices;pp.75-97
Food Choices—Supermarket Aisle Approach
Food Choices—Nutritional Quality Approach
Summary

Chapter 6 The Healthy Eating Index-2005 and Sources of MyPyramid Intakes;pp. 99-124
The Healthy Eating Index-2005
HEI-2005 Scores for FSP Participants and Nonparticipants
HEI-2005 Components and Underlying Food and Nutrient Intakes
Summary

Chapter 7 Conclusions;pp. 125-137
Key Findings
Implications for FSP Nutrition Education

References

Appendix A Data and Methods
Appendix B Nutrient Intake Tables
Appendix C Other Detailed Tables

Index

   Series:
      Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 243 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-777-9
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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