Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
0.46 ounce equivalents of whole grains per 1,000 calories (2013-16)

Target:
0.62 oz equivalents per 1,000 calories

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
0.46 ounce equivalents of whole grains per 1,000 calories was the mean daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Increase the consumption of whole grains by persons aged 2 years and over

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Whole grains are rich in dietary fiber and other nutrients and are recommended as a key part of a healthy diet. Eating whole grains may help lower the risk for coronary heart disease. But many people in the United States eat too many refined grains and not enough whole grains. Behavior change interventions can help people eat more whole grains to get the recommended amount of dietary fiber.