Nutritional elements in U.S. diets: results from the Total Diet Study, 1982 to 1986.

@article{Pennington1989NutritionalEI,
  title={Nutritional elements in U.S. diets: results from the Total Diet Study, 1982 to 1986.},
  author={Jean A. T. Pennington and Bruce E Young and David B. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={659-64}
}
Through the Food and Drug Administration's Total Diet Study, the levels of 11 nutritional elements (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and iodine) in the diets of eight age-sex groups were determined for the 4 years between 1982 and 1986. The 234 Total Diet Study foods, which are representative of the U.S. food supply, were purchased, prepared for consumption, and analyzed for the elements four times each year. The results were combined… CONTINUE READING