2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 provides evidence-based nutrition information and advice to help Americans live longer, healthier lives. The recommendations are based on the dietary and nutrient needs of the general population as well as more specific populations such as pregnant women and individuals over 50.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are intended for individuals 2 years and older as well as those who are at risk for chronic disease. The three major goals for Americans summarized in the Dietary Guidelines 2010 are:
Healthy eating habits include nutrient rich foods and appropriate calorie intake. Creating healthy eating habits can significantly increase the quality of life and reduce the risk of illness and chronic disease.
Visit Dietary Guidelines at health.gov for the complete report.
Materials for employees
Three simple steps to eating more fruits and vegetables
Tips to help cut back on salt and sodium
Tips on building a healthy meal
Make half your grains whole
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