The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have released the latest edition of national dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-20120 edition aims to encourage Americans to adopt science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. This edition recognizes the importance of focusing not on individual nutrients or foods in isolation, but on healthy eating patterns as a whole to bring lasting improvements in individual and population health. The original recommendations offered a year ago by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee focused on linking health, dietary guidance and the environment to promote human health and sustainability of natural resources. That approach, however, was dismissed during the final development of the guidelines.
Latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines now out
January 12, 2016 in Government Affairs & Policy
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