Table 3

Mean Food Guide Pyramid servings of 11–18 years olds with one day of dietary data from the four USDA surveys

  • Results expressed as mean (SEM).

  • The four USDA surveys are the Nationwide Food Consumption Survey 1965 and 1977, and the Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals 1989–91 and 1994–96.

  • 3-150 Significant differences between 1965 and 1977, p<0.001.

  • 3-151 Significant differences between 1965 and 1989, p<0.001.

  • 3-152 Significant differences between 1965 and 1996, p<0.001.

  • 3-153 Significant differences between 1977 and 1989, p<0.001.

  • 3-154 Significant differences between 1977 and 1996, p<0.001.

  • 3-160 Significant differences between 1989 and 1996, p<0.001.

  • 3-164 Ounces of cooked lean meat equivalents from beef, pork, veal, lamb, game; frankfurters, sausages, and luncheon meats; poultry; and fish and shellfish.

  • 3-161 One egg is equivalent to one ounce of cooked lean meat. Includes eggs and egg substitutes.

  • 3-162 One third cup of nuts and one fourth cup of seeds is equivalent to one ounce of cooked lean meat.