New United States Diet Guidelines

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) update the dietary guidelines that form the basis of U.S. nutritional policy.

The new guidelines have been recently released and we will be heavily communicated this spring.  They suggest:

  • Eat more seafood — at least 8 ounces a week.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Substitute healthy oils for solid fats (such as margarine).
  • Avoid fast foods.
  • Exercise more.
  • Read food labels.
  • Substitute whole grains for refined grains.
  • Eat more beans and peas.
  • Get plenty of fiber, potassium, and vitamin D.
  • Eat/drink more nonfat or low-fat dairy products.
  • Replace high-fat meats with lean meats.
  • For some Americans, drink less alcohol.
  • Get off your SoFAS

 SoFAS  is a new buzzword you will see more of.  It encourages Americans to get off of Solid Fats and Added Sugar.

The new dietary guidelines will help consumers understand how to substitute healthier foods for less healthy foods and to put together more nutrient-rich meals and snack. The new guidelines recommend reducing America’s weight problem by cutting calories and boosting exercise with a total diet approach.

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