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How do women's diets compare with the new Australian dietary guidelines?
Public Health Nutr. 2015 Feb; 18(2):218-25.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare women's diets with recommended intakes from the new Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG 2013).

DESIGN

Cross-sectional study using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Diet was assessed using a validated FFQ.

SETTING

Two nationally representative age cohorts of Australian women.

SUBJECTS

Women in the young cohort (born 1973-1978, aged 31-36 years) and mid-age cohort (born 1946-1951, aged 50-55 years). Women (n 18 226) were categorised into three groups: 'young women' (n 5760), young 'pregnant women' at the time or who had given birth in the 12 months prior to the survey (n 1999) and 'mid-age women' (n 10 467).

RESULTS

Less than 2 % of women in all three groups attained the ADG 2013 recommendation of five daily servings of vegetables, with the majority needing more than two additional servings. For young women, less than one-third met recommendations for fruit (32%) and meat and alternatives (28 %), while only a small minority did so for dairy (12 %) and cereals (7 %). Fifty per cent of pregnant women met guidelines for fruit, but low percentages reached guidelines for dairy (22 %), meat and alternatives (10 %) and cereals (2·5 %). For mid-age women, adherence was higher for meat and alternatives (41 %) and cereals (45 %), whereas only 1 % had the suggested dairy intake of four daily servings.

CONCLUSIONS

For most women to follow ADG 2013 recommendations would require substantially increased consumption of cereals, vegetables and dairy. Findings have implications for tailoring the dissemination of dietary guidelines for women in different age groups and for pregnant women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Population Health,University of Queensland,Herston,QLD 4006,Australia.School of Population Health,University of Queensland,Herston,QLD 4006,Australia.School of Population Health,University of Queensland,Herston,QLD 4006,Australia.School of Population Health,University of Queensland,Herston,QLD 4006,Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24589225

Citation

Mishra, Gita D., et al. "How Do Women's Diets Compare With the New Australian Dietary Guidelines?" Public Health Nutrition, vol. 18, no. 2, 2015, pp. 218-25.
Mishra GD, Schoenaker DA, Mihrshahi S, et al. How do women's diets compare with the new Australian dietary guidelines? Public Health Nutr. 2015;18(2):218-25.
Mishra, G. D., Schoenaker, D. A., Mihrshahi, S., & Dobson, A. J. (2015). How do women's diets compare with the new Australian dietary guidelines? Public Health Nutrition, 18(2), 218-25. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014000135
Mishra GD, et al. How Do Women's Diets Compare With the New Australian Dietary Guidelines. Public Health Nutr. 2015;18(2):218-25. PubMed PMID: 24589225.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How do women's diets compare with the new Australian dietary guidelines? AU - Mishra,Gita D, AU - Schoenaker,Danielle Ajm, AU - Mihrshahi,Seema, AU - Dobson,Annette J, Y1 - 2014/03/04/ PY - 2014/3/5/entrez PY - 2014/3/5/pubmed PY - 2016/5/14/medline KW - Adherence KW - Australia KW - Dietary guidelines SP - 218 EP - 25 JF - Public health nutrition JO - Public Health Nutr VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare women's diets with recommended intakes from the new Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG 2013). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Diet was assessed using a validated FFQ. SETTING: Two nationally representative age cohorts of Australian women. SUBJECTS: Women in the young cohort (born 1973-1978, aged 31-36 years) and mid-age cohort (born 1946-1951, aged 50-55 years). Women (n 18 226) were categorised into three groups: 'young women' (n 5760), young 'pregnant women' at the time or who had given birth in the 12 months prior to the survey (n 1999) and 'mid-age women' (n 10 467). RESULTS: Less than 2 % of women in all three groups attained the ADG 2013 recommendation of five daily servings of vegetables, with the majority needing more than two additional servings. For young women, less than one-third met recommendations for fruit (32%) and meat and alternatives (28 %), while only a small minority did so for dairy (12 %) and cereals (7 %). Fifty per cent of pregnant women met guidelines for fruit, but low percentages reached guidelines for dairy (22 %), meat and alternatives (10 %) and cereals (2·5 %). For mid-age women, adherence was higher for meat and alternatives (41 %) and cereals (45 %), whereas only 1 % had the suggested dairy intake of four daily servings. CONCLUSIONS: For most women to follow ADG 2013 recommendations would require substantially increased consumption of cereals, vegetables and dairy. Findings have implications for tailoring the dissemination of dietary guidelines for women in different age groups and for pregnant women. SN - 1475-2727 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24589225/How_do_women's_diets_compare_with_the_new_Australian_dietary_guidelines L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S1368980014000135/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -