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DRI Dietary Reference Intakes

EAR Estimated Average Requirement

EER Estimated Energy Requirement

EFNEP Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

eq equivalent

ERS Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

FCS Food and Consumer Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FFVP Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

FITS Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study

fl fluid

FNDDS Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies

FNS Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

FY fiscal year

g gram

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

IOM Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

IU international unit

kcal kilocalorie/calorie

kg kilogram

mg milligram

MPED MyPyramid Equivalents Database

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

NFSMI National Food Service Management Institute

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NIH National Institutes of Health

NRC National Research Council, The National Academies

NSLP National School Lunch Program

OR odds ratio

oz ounce

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