Revision of the Total Diet Study food list and diets

J Am Diet Assoc. 1983 Feb;82(2):166-73.


The foods and diets of FDA's Total Diet Study have been revised according to current food consumption patterns. A representative subset of 234 foods, selected from aggregated NFCS and NHANES II data, is collected and analyzed by the Kansas City Field Office Laboratory for 11 essential minerals and more than 120 chemical contaminants. The daily intake by weight of these 234 foods has been extrapolated to represent 100% of the usual diet for eight age-sex groups. These extrapolated food intakes will be used to assess daily contaminant and mineral intakes. The revised food list and diets will be used until the results of another national food consumption survey show the necessity to further revise the diets for the Total Diet Study Program.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diet Surveys
  • Diet*
  • Female
  • Food Analysis
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • United States