The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released. Covering a five-year time frame, the guidelines, provide science-based advice that promotes health, reduces the risk of chronic disease and meets nutrient needs. “We have taken the very important step to provide nutrition guidance that can help all Americans lead healthier lives by making every bite count,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar added, “The science tells us that good nutrition leads to better health outcomes.” One of the four main recommendations focuses on meeting food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages while staying within calorie limits. Those core food groups include: grains, half of which are whole grain; low-fat dairy products; proteins, such as lean meats, poultry, eggs, beans, peas and lentils; fruits and vegetables; and oils. Get more information on the 2020-2025 DGAs here.
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