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Main Title Dietary consumption distributions of selected food groups for the U.S. population.
Author Yost, K. J. ; Miles, L. J.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances. Assessment Division.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 560-11-80-012; EPA-68-01-4709
Stock Number PB81-147035
OCLC Number 07374744
Subjects Food habits ; Food consumption--United States ; Food Supply ; Feeding Behavior
Additional Subjects Food habits ; Food consumption--United States ; Diets ; Human nutrition ; Males ; Surveys ; United States ; Fruits ; Vegetables
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 560-11-80-012 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2002
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-11-80-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB81-147035 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 63 pages ; 28 cm
Food consumption habits of U.S. population are analyzed and a determination is made of the extent to which fruits and vegetables are homegrown versus commercially produced. Population distributions are given for the consumption of six food groups by both persons who consume meat and do not consume meat. The six food groups are grains and cereals, potatoes, leafy vegetables, legume vegetables, root vegetables, and garden fruits. Both entire U.S. population and 15 to 20-year-old male subpopulation are studied. The six food groups comprise 441 g/person/day of the average U.S. diet, and 564 g/person/day for the 15-20 year old male. Dietary consumption data are reported for percentage of households having home gardens and for consumption which is home-grown. Data are reported for urban, rural nonfarm, rural farm, and all households. Roughly 44 percent of U.S. households have gardens; 50 percent of these have garden areas greater than 750 square feet. Home gardens constitute approximately 6 million acres, approximately equivalent to the acreage used for commercial fruit and vegetable production. Annual value of home-grown produce is estimated at $14 billion.
"Assessment Division, Office of Testing and Evaluation." "February 1980." Includes bibliographical references (page 18). "Contract no. 68-01-4709." "EPA 560-11-80-012"--Cover.