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dairy, and lean meats and poultry are nutrient dense when
prepared without solid fats or sugars
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion a. Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ)
a. Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ) s INQ is a concept related to nutrient density s Compares quantity of a nutrient per 1000 kcal of diet compared to a standard. First step in determining INQ of a food or First step in determining INQ of a food or meal is to calculate a singlevalue nutrient recommendation for each nutrient in the DRIs (Table 2.5 and 2.6). Amt of nutrient in 1000 kcal of food Recommendation of nutrient per 1000 kcal food INQ >1 considered to be INQ >1 considered to be good quality
INQ <1 means that the food supplies calories in excess of nutrients Healthy Eating Index (HEI)
Healthy Eating Index (HEI)
s Developed by USDA.
s HEI is a summary measure of people’s overall diet quality. Other Nutrition Guidelines
Other Nutrition Guidelines
s 1. US Dietary Goals (p 37, Box 2.7)
s statements translating nutritional recommendations into practical advice...
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- Spring '12