Diet History Questionnaire: Pyramid Food Groups

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Intake of food groups, based on the US Department of Agriculture's pyramid servings, are available from Diet*Calc. These variables represent standardized servings of food groups from all sources. Consistent with how nutrient intakes are calculated by Diet*Calc, each line item of the DHQ has associated with it a value for servings of each individual food group. These are summed to calculate total intake servings per food group. More detailed documentation on pyramid servings and what foods are included in each food group can be found at: USDA Community Nutrition Research GroupExternal Web Site Policy.

The pyramid food groups provided by Diet*Calc are as follows:

Total grains
Whole grains
Non-whole grains

Total vegetables
Dark green vegetables
Deep yellow vegetables
Dry beans and peas
White potatoes
Starchy vegetables
Tomatoes
Other vegetables

Total fruits
Citrus, melons, berries
Other fruits

Grams of discretionary fat

Total dairy
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese

Oz of lean meat from meat, poultry, fish (total)
Oz of lean meat from beef, pork, lamb, etc.
Oz of lean meat from organ meats
Oz of lean meat from franks, luncheon meats
Oz of lean meat from poultry
Oz of lean meat from fish, other seafood
Oz of lean meat equivalents from eggs
Oz of lean meat equivalents from soy products
Oz of lean meat equivalents from nuts, seeds

Teaspoons of added sugar

Drinks of alcohol

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