The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were last updated just as the pandemic got underway and they got very little attention. This time, it’s likely to be different when the public process gets underway. next week.Continue Reading Work begins on Dietary Guidelines for 2025-2030
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Should fed’s dietary guidelines recommend plant-based meats?
If you want to see a lot of people become unhinged, try floating this: why not include meat alternatives such as plant-based burgers to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended foods? Especially, since the…
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Institute of Medicine: Low Salt Intake May Be Unhealthy
Health experts have long promoted one simple, consistent message when it comes to salt intake: cut back. Now, a review from the Institute of Medicine suggests that a diet too low in sodium may actually…
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'My Plate' — Rounding out the American Diet
Earlier this month, the food pyramid officially became old news as the government rolled out a new image to promote healthy eating: a plate depicting the five food groups and how much space they should…
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Food Pyramid Scrapped for Simpler 'My Plate'
America’s widely recognized food pyramid is being replaced by a simpler, more relevant nutritional symbol: a plate. First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveiled “My Plate,” a graphic…
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2010 Dietary Guidelines, Deconstructed
I have now had time to look at the full report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines-all 95 pages of what they are calling “the policy document.”
Oh no! What happened to the Selected Messages…
New Dietary Guidelines: Enjoy Food, Eat Less
The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 come close to what Michael Pollan advised in his book, “Food Rules”: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
A bit more prosaically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture…
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Kid Foods Labeled 'Better for You' Often Aren't
When the label on the children’s food product says it’s better for you, chances are it’s not, and one nutrition advocacy group suggests that in the absence of federal regulation, companies are making deceptive claims.…
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Federal Spending on Fruits and Veggies Falls Short
A nonprofit group has released a report citing the need for more government support of programs to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in American diets.
The 2010 Gap Analysis, issued Monday by…
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What nutrients did you put on your tongue today?
How many times a day do you consider the nutritional value of what you place on your tongue? Do you think, “Mmmmm…Beta Carotein, just what I wanted?” Huh? Never?
Don’t tell me you’ve never thought…
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