Dietary guidelines tell Americans to eat less food, but not what kind

Vogel, Lauren
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, pE254
Academic Journal
The article reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010" stresses "balancing" calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. The guidelines recommend that Americans eat more seafood, whole grains, soy products, and even choose dietary supplements, including vitamin D, vitamin B12 among the elderly, and iron among pregnant women. They also urge "improved behaviours," including improved eating habits and increased physical activity.


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