The official dietary guidelines for Americans are revised every five years and the first report of recommendations has been released by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). If the DGAC recommendations and suggestions are approved by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) they will be incorporated into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which is to be released later this year.
Recommendations from the DGAC include increasing the intake of vegetables, fruits, dairy and whole grains while reducing the consumption of sodium, saturated fat, refined grains and added sugars. The report also notes half of Americans have one or more preventable, chronic diseases that are related to poor eating habits and physical inactivity.
Learn more about the DGAC’s finds and recommendations here.
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