6 Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) Total caloriesRecommended intake range for energy-containing nutrientsCarbohydrate:45-65% of daily caloriesFat:20-35% of daily caloriesProtein:10-35% of daily caloriesFatCHOProtein
7 What Are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Science-based adviceAges 2 years and olderPromote health and decreased risk of chronic disease through physical activity and nutritionProduced by USDA and DHHSUpdated every 5 yearsThe Dietary Guidelines continue to provide science-based advice for apparently healthy people ages 2 and above. This includes people who are at increased risk of chronic disease.They serve as a policy document for policy makers, nutrition educators, and health professionals, including clinical dietitians and nutritionists.The Dietary Guidelines are a joint effort between the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, and they are reviewed and revised every 5 years as mandated by law.The process of establishing the DGA 2010 was administered by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in USDA, with assistance from HHS.[Optional text: Children under 2 years of age are not included because their nutritional needs and eating patterns differ substantially from those of older children and adults. In the future, a separate committee for reviewing nutrition and physical activity needs of children from birth to 2 years old would be beneficial because it could be made up of scientists and nutrition professionals who are experts in that very specialized topic area of infant development and infant feeding practices.]
10 Does your Diet Have Proportionality? Page 39InteractiveHow much from each food group should you eat?Based on your daily calorie needsConsiders age, gender, activity
11 amount of nutrients per calorie in a food Nutrient density:amount of nutrients per calorie in a foodEnergy density:amount of calories compared with the weight or volume of foodAnother rule to remember when considering the concepts of balance, variety, and moderation is that not all foods are created equally. Some foods are more nutrient dense than others. Some are more energy dense. Energy-dense foods are those that contain many calories in a small amount of food. Consider the 200 calories in two tablespoons of peanut butter. Then picture what 200 calories of popcorn would look like. After comparing the two, we see that peanut butter is more energy dense than the popcorn.