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Changes in Children's Diets: 1989-1991 To 1994-1996

Last Modified: 10/29/2013
Monday, January 1, 2001

This report is the second of two reports on the nutrition of children using findings from the analysis of the 1989-1991 and 1994-1996 panels of the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII). The key objectives of the overall study are to describe the diets of school-aged children in the United States as of the mid-1990s, examine relationships between children's participation in the school meal programs and their dietary intake, and examine changes in intake between the periods 1989-1991 and 1994-1996. This second report describes changes between these periods in children's food and nutrient intakes and reports the percentages of children meeting various dietary standards. The first report (Gleason and Suitor 2000) focuses on children's dietary intakes as of 1994-1996 and also compares the diets of participants and nonparticipants in the school meal program.