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TABLE 6-5 Daily Target Median Intakesa for Adults Compared to MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns

Nutrient

TMI for ≥ 19 Yearsc

2,000 calories/d MyPyramid pattern

Protein (g)b

104

91

Vitamin A (µg RAE)

988

1,052

Vitamin C (mg)

135

155

Vitamin E (mg αT)

18.5

9.5

Thiamin (mg)

1.8

2.0

Riboflavin (mg)

2.1

2.8

Niacin (mg)

22.6

21.9

Vitamin B6 (mg)

2.5

2.4

Folate (µg DFE)

647

695

Vitamin B12 (µg)

5.0

8.3

Iron (mg)

12.6

17.5

Magnesium (mg)

451

380

Zinc (mg)

13.6

14.3

Calcium (mg)

1,519

1,316

Phosphorus (mg)

1,231

1,740

Potassium (mg)

5,950

4,044

Sodium (mg)d

1,873

1,779

Linoleic acid (g)

13.9

17.7

α-linolenic acid (g)

1.5

1.7

Fiber (g)

29.0

31.0

NOTE: The goal is to offer diets that provide at least the amount of nutrient listed in the TMI column for each age group. The MyPyramid columns show the amount of each nutrient that the pattern would provide given the target calorie level for the age group. αT = α-tocopherol; d = day; DFE = dietary folate equivalent; g = gram; kg = kilogram; µg = microgram; mg = milligram; RAE = retinol activity equivalent; TMI = Target Median Intake.

aTMIs are calculated based on a 5% prevalence of inadequacy for nutrients with an EAR. Those shown in bold font are higher than the amounts provided by the MyPyramid pattern.

bAssumes body weights of 88.0 for males ages 19–59 years, 75.3 kg for females ages 19–59 years, 87.3 kg for males ages ≥ 60 years, and 73.0 kg for females ages ≥ 60 years (NHANES 2003–2004).

cThese TMIs shown for the 19–59-year-old age group are calculated using weighted averages of the EARs or AIs for multiple DRI age groups.

dSodium TMIs are based on the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL).

SOURCE: Nutrient values in columns representing the MyPyramid patterns are from Britten et al., 2006.

Calculating Target Median Intakes for CACFP Age Groups

To incorporate the TMI concept into the setting of the nutrient targets for CACFP meals and snacks, the committee first addressed the fact that, for some age groups, nutrient needs differ substantially for males and females. The committee aimed to calculate targets for total daily intake that would best reflect these differences in nutrient needs. The committee used the simple nutrient density approach, as implemented by the School Meals



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