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Appendix A: Glossary with Abbreviations and Acronyms
Pages 95-100

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... Balanced diet The overall dietary pattern of foods consumed that provide all the essential nutrients in the appropriate amounts to support life processes, including growth and development in children, without promoting excess body fat accumulation and excess weight gain. Body mass index (BMI)
From page 96...
... Energy balance A state where calorie intake is equivalent to energy expenditure, resulting in no net weight gain or loss. In this report, energy balance in children is used to indicate equality between energy intake and energy expenditure that supports normal growth and development without promoting excess weight gain.
From page 97...
... Food Guide Pyramid An educational tool designed for the public that translated and graphically illustrated recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and nutrient standards such the Recommended Dietary Allowances into food group–based advice that promotes a healthful diet for the U.S. population.
From page 98...
... MyPyramid USDA-developed system by which Americans can determine how much of each food group to eat in order to meet daily nutritional requirements. NAS National Academy of Sciences NCI National Cancer Institute NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act NRC National Research Council Nutrient amount per serving on FOP Systems with symbols that display the amount per serving of select nutrients from the Nutrition Facts panel on the front of the food package or use symbols based on claim criteria.
From page 99...
... Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC) Amount of food customarily consumed per eating occasion by persons in a population group as determined by FDA; used as the regulatory basis for determining labeled serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts panel.
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... 00 FRONT-OF-PACKAGE NUTRITION RATING SYSTEMS AND SYMBOLS USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture WHO World Health Organization

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