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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee releases its report

The USDA will base its national guidelines on this later in the year.

Some highlights:

  • A healthy dietary pattern is higher in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in alcohol (among adults); lower in red and processed meat; and low in sugar-sweetened foods and drinks and refined grains.
  • A diet higher in plant-based foods…and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet.
  • It will take concerted, bold actions…to achieve and maintain the healthy diet patterns, and the levels of physical activity needed to promote the health of the U.S. population. These actions will require a paradigm shift to an environment in which population health is a national priority and where individuals and organizations, private business, and communities work together to achieve a population-wide “culture of health” in which healthy lifestyle choices are easy, accessible, affordable, and normative


BREAKING: Dietary Guidelines Report Released!

From the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report was just released! This Report is what will eventually turn into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will come out later this year.
Please join us for a tweet chat as our doctors and dietitians review the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report and discuss what its recommendations could mean for the health of Americans.
What: A tweet chat about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
When: 1:15 – 2 p.m. ET
How: You can join the chat by following #DGA2015 on Twitter. Not on Twitter? Go to to participate!

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