5 Things To Know About New Dietary Guidelines by Dana Angelo White in Food News, Healthy Tips, July 8, 2010
More plants. More whole grains. Less meat. The USDA’s 2010 update to its nutrition guidelines recommends a diet that sounds like it’s straight out of a Michael Pollan essay, but how do they affect you? Well, the guidelines, which are updated every five years, provide nutrition advice and advocate a diet that will reduce the nation’s risks for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The recommendations are also used as a standard in federal programs, like U.S. school breakfasts and lunches. Here are 5 things you need to know about the new guidelines.