TABLE B-4 Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDRs) for the General Population 4 Years of Age and Older

 

Range (% of energy)

Macronutrient

Low

Average

High

Fata

21

28

35

Linoleic acid

5.0

7.5

10.0

α-Linolenic acid

0.6

0.9

1.2

Carbohydrateb

45

55

65

aThe AMDR for total fat is comprised of population-weighted values that were computed based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the U.S. population in 2005 (Population Projections Program, 2000).

bNo weighting was done for this group.



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