Priority Food Groups

Nutrients of Concern with Regard to Excessive Intake

Nutrients and Ingredients to Limit in the Diet

na

Decrease intakes of:

Zinc,

Vitamin A, preformed,b and

Food energy

 

na

 

 

Increase intakes of a variety of nonstarchy vegetables.

Decrease intakes of:

Zinc,

Vitamin A, preformed,b and

Food energy

 

Increase intakes of whole grains, and a variety of nonstarchy vegetables.

Decrease intakes of:

Zinc,

Sodium,

Vitamin A, preformed,b and

Food energy

Limit intakes of:

Saturated fat,

Cholesterol, and

Added sugars

Increase intakes of whole grains, a variety of nonstarchy vegetables, fruit, and fat-reduced milk products.

Decrease intakes of:

Sodium,

Food energy, and

Total fat

Limit intakes of:

Saturated fat,

Cholesterol,

Trans fatty acids,c and

Added sugars

cTrans fatty acids have not specifically been identified as a hazard for infants and children, and thus are shown in the table as nutrients to limit only in the diets of adolescents and adults (IOM, 2002/2005). However, the dietary guidance to limit trans fatty acids from processed foods in the diet is presumed to apply to all individuals regardless of age.

NOTE: na = not applicable.



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