Dietary variety increases the probability of nutrient adequacy among adults.

@article{Foote2004DietaryVI,
  title={Dietary variety increases the probability of nutrient adequacy among adults.},
  author={Janet A Foote and Suzanne P. Murphy and Lynne Ross Wilkens and P. Peter Basiotis and Andrea C. Carlson},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 7},
  pages={1779-85}
}
Despite guidance to consume a variety of foods, the role of dietary variety in ensuring nutrient adequacy is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether a commodity-based measure of dietary variety was associated with the probability of nutrient adequacy after adjusting for energy and food group intakes. Subjects were 4969 men and 4800 women >/= 19 y old who participated in the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes for Individuals 1994-1996. Using 24-h recall data, the mean probability… CONTINUE READING