U.S. diets are out of balance with Federal recommendations

Estimated average U.S. consumption compared to recommendations, 1970 and 2018

While people in the United States are consuming more vegetables and fruit than in 1970, the average U.S. diet still falls short of the recommendations in the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for these major food groups. On average, 2018 consumption of meat, eggs, and nuts as well as grains in the United States was higher than the recommended amounts.

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