Why Americans Are Falling Short: The Dietary Guidelines

Murray, Joan
June 1999
FoodService Director;06/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p78
Trade Publication
Discusses the eating habits of people in the United States (US) and exained whether they conform to the US Dietary Guidelines. Comments from Jim Blaylock of the US Department of Agriculture; Percentage of people who believes their diet conforms to fat guidelines; Information on the surveys conducted by the Food Marketing Institute.


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