Participant Category

Nutrient (Dietary Guidance)

WIC Children, 1–1.9 y (n = 287)

WIC Children,

2–4.9 y (n = 872)

Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (n = 123)

Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (n = 105)

Fat, saturated (<10% of food energy)b

Mean usual intake (g/d)





%>10% of energy





aAMDRs are presented as a range of intakes expressed as percentage of food energy intake (IOM, 2002/2005). For this analyses, the intake of each individual was compared to the age-appropriate AMDR.

bThe dietary guidance in this table for saturated fat is a part of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DHHS/USDA, 2005). The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) guidance for saturated fat is to consume amounts as low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet (IOM, 2002/2005).

NOTES: This table is similar to Table 2-5; more detail is presented here in Appendix C. AMDR = Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range indicated by a dagger (†); n = sample size; na = not applicable; %<AMDR, percentage with usual intake less than AMDR; %>AMDR, p ercentage with usual intake greater than AMDR.

DATA SOURCES: Intake data were obtained from 1994–1996 and 1998 Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals (CSFII) (FSRG, 2000). All young children were non-breastfed. Usual intake distributions were calculated using C-SIDE (ISU, 1997). AMDRs and dietary guidance for added sugars were obtained from the DRI report (IOM, 2002/2005). Dietary guidance for saturated fat was obtained from the Dietary Guidelines (DHHS/USDA, 2005) (see note b).

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