Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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FDA Issues New Guideline for Eating Fish While Pregnant

By | January 23rd, 2017|Prevention|

Many women have questions about what is safe and healthy to eat when they’re pregnant. The information about eating fish can be confusing.  The good news is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued new advice regarding fish consumption. The information is meant for women who [...]

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New Federal Dietary Guidelines Released

By | January 18th, 2016|General|

The Eighth Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has some great new changes based on the most current scientific evidence. For the first time, the guidelines set a specific recommendation to consume less than 10 percent of your calories from added sugars. They reaffirm that healthy eating includes choosing a variety of vegetables like [...]

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Sugar, Sugar

By | February 19th, 2014|Prevention|

Sugar has been in the news with a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine that took a look at sugar intake and deaths from heart disease. The study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and included surveys from 1988 through 2010.  Some of the findings were things we already know, like most [...]

MyPlate Kickoff

By | June 2nd, 2011|Prevention|

The USDA kicked off their (well-researched) approach to help folks better understand how to make better and healthier food choices.  The new approach- called MyPlate presents a new way to look at what you eat- and replaces the 2 decade old “food pyramid”.  The MyPlate approach will become the new curriculum moving forward for schools [...]

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