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Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

If you want a reader-friendly overview of the main points, especially those of interest to dieters, go here.

Here's an excerpt from the SparkPeople article, including the address for feedback:

In their conclusion, the Committee also outlined the following healthier dietary behaviors.

  • Prepare, serve and consume smaller portions when dining at home and select smaller portion sizes when eating away from home.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast each day and when snacking select nutrient-dense options that are minimally processed.
  • Limit idle time in front of the screen, (television or video) and limit eating while watching television.
  • Monitor your body weight, food intake portions and nutrition content, and physical activity levels to achieve and maintain desired weight goals.
  • Eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods throughout the day to meet daily calorie requirements.
According to the USDA press release on Tuesday, the public is invited to provide public comments after reviewing the report. Written comments will be accepted from June 15, 2010 to July 15, 2010 and may be mailed to Carole Davis, Co-Executive Secretary, Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Room 1034, Alexandrea, VA 22302.

1 comment:

karen said...

Good to see that the government is so on top of things, isn't it?
(Yes, there was a twinge of sarcasm there.)
I actually have the report bookmarked so when I get bored at work tomorrow night I can read the nitty gritty :)
Yep. I'm geekish like that!